Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Mystery, Thriller and Suspense

Good morning fans! Make sure you check out our Storm of the Mohawk Cover Reveal there's a giveaway involved! We also have two author interviews and giveaways: Grace Burrowes and Aurora Smith. Make sure you stop by! 

We are running two events at the end of this month. You know how I LOVE to give things away! Stop by and join us:
Mohawk Moon Blog Tour which will end with the release party of Storm of the Mohawk and...
Hidden Secrets Release Party! 

Now, I am feeling a bit mysterious today, why not pick up some Mystery, Suspense and Thrillers?! Enjoy

Wallflower: Pray you aren't noticed (Book 2 of the Harbinger Mystery Series)
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A vicious killer in on the loose. Can famed FBI profiler Kent Harbinger overcome his own mental instability to catch the mad man before he kills again?
With all the twists and turns and shocking conclusion, Wallflower is the perfect sequel to Plain Jane: Brunette Beware.

Cipher: The sequel to the #1 Techno-Thriller, Encrypted (Book 2 of the Robin Hook Hacker Series)

The Hidden Hand has struck again, this time with a weaponized Influenza virus set to kill over a quarter of the world's population.
Can the Robin Hood Hacker and her FBI boyfriend find the cure before countless millions die?
From Mardi Gras to the Buckingham Palace and the Berlin Wall, our heroes lives hang in the balance.

A Man Overboard 
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When Jack's mother-in-law sends him and Stacey on a two-week cruise, they're determined to make the most of it, to forget about the cancer and its cold grip on their future.

Planning to revisit the earlier days of their marriage, and the unbridled romance that defined it, they'll lose themselves in paradise while building the resolve needed to endure the coming hell.

At least that was his plan... 

Instead, he'll be cast into an ocean of deceit and dark conspiracy that will leave him questioning all he holds dear in this world, putting to the test just how much a man's love can truly endure.  

The Last Transmission of a Gangster
UK Link College bound Eric Day and his best friend, Philly, decide that they'd rather trade in the life of dorms and college parties for a chance at fast money. Together they put a master plan in motion. But, what was supposed to be a simple way to make quick cash suddenly turns into a deadly race against the clock. In debt to a loan shark, Eric finds himself in over his head. Reluctantly, he enlists the help of his father, a retired gangster, to help him through this mess. With their lives on the line, friendships and loyalties will be tested. Will they come up with the cash and re-pay the debt before it's too late? Or will this be the last transmission of a gangster?

The King of Terrors (a psychological thriller combining mystery, crime and suspense)
UK Link It begins in the year 1929. DCI Thomas Rayne discovers the decomposed body of an unknown man in a Suffolk barn, a strange black symbol painted on the barn wall. A crime that Inspector Rayne never solved. A case he would go to his death calling his Curse.
More than eighty years later in 2011, guilt-ridden Gareth Davies seeks a quiet life in rural Wales. But his self-enforced solitude is soon to be violently shattered. Driving home one night in a snowstorm he knocks down and nearly kills a mysterious young woman in a country lane. 

He doesn’t know it but his life will never be the same again. The woman claims to be his twin sister Erica – a sister he never knew he had, because his unknown mother abandoned him in 1976 as a baby at Cardiff Central railway station. But his newfound sister brings with her a dire warning: his life is in great danger. When she disappears unexpectedly, he decides he must find her. That’s when his nightmare truly begins.
Police find false ID papers in a Manchester flat, bearing Davies’ photo; a flat in which a woman has been murdered. Moreover, the details of the gruesome murder mirror those exactly of the man found in the barn by DCI Rayne in 1929. 

Why is Davies being followed by a strange Canadian man? Why is ninety-year-old Sir David Lambert-Chide, wealthy pharmaceutical giant, desperate to find Davies’ sister too? Who is the attractive but mysterious red-haired woman who warns him he is being hunted by the deadly Doradus? And who or what exactly is Doradus?
What becomes clear is that someone wants him dead, whilst others want him very much alive. His life in the balance, he finds he’s being hunted for reasons he cannot fathom, with no one to turn to, not knowing who to trust and caught up in dark forces many hundreds of years old.

Entering Dean Koontz territory, The King of Terrors is a breathtaking rollercoaster of a thriller that never lets up from its gripping and mystifying beginning to its shocking conclusion. With an array of well-drawn, memorable characters, its many delicious twists and turns and its complex, intelligently written, multi-stranded plot, this is D. M. Mitchell at his most ingenious, dark and profound.

The Orchid Field 
UK Link A beach. A body. A disgraced cop. Looming in the distance, the offshore oil rigs that have brought a new evil to the Mexican backwater of Port Luz. Inspector Miguel Cortez eyes the rigs warily: he knows his political masters won't want to upset the new oil money in town, but this could be the case to rehabilitate his career, his reputation, and his marriage. This could be his ticket out of Port Luz and back to Mexico City.

Cortez is convinced the dead body on the beach is linked to the oil rigs, and when British oil analyst, Catherine Davenport, and a mysterious American known as Charlie Decca start to show an interest in the rigs, Cortez can no longer ignore his instincts. He must use all his experience and skills as a cop if he is to overcome the odds and crack a dangerous criminal conspiracy.

A Reason To Kill (DI Matt Barnes)
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Detective Inspector Matt Barnes is a cop dedicated to his job at the expense of all else. He and his team are protecting the star witness in the upcoming trial of gangland boss, Frank Santini.
All aspects of Matt’s life are altered forever when Santini hires a contract killer, Gary Noon, to hit the safe house. Only Matt survives the onslaught of an inventive and sadistic killer, but is left seriously wounded.

The subsequent search for Noon is both a personal and professional challenge, during which Matt is aided by Criminal Psychologist Dr. Beth Holder, who is brought in to build a profile on Noon.
The man they seek comes to consider Matt a threat to his continued wellbeing, and determines to eliminate him.
As Matt and Beth’s relationship flourishes, more people die at Noon’s hand, and events conspire to bring the cop and killer ever closer to a deadly showdown.

With an unknown enemy within New Scotland Yard, Santini’s goons hunting for him, and a second imported hitman also on his trail, Matt knows that the odds against him surviving by outmanoeuvring the various factions are at best slim.
Noon is the personification of evil; a psychopath using violence and cruelty to feed his sadistic needs. He considers himself a hunter: his fellow man, and especially Matt Barnes, the prey.

UK Link Getting into a life of crime is easy. Getting out… not so much.

Curtis Monroe is a smart crook. He’s young. He has a way with the ladies. And he knows how to use his fists. But he sees the writing on the wall. It’s time to get out of his life of crime while the getting’s good. 

One big score will bankroll his exit. A quarter million of Catholic gold in the form of a Bishop’s chalice, staff and other religious items. All Curtis has to do is crack the church safe, bag the gold and make a run for it. But there’s one hitch.

His old partners in crime and a dangerous ex-con are planning the same heist.

Secret Grey
UK Link With his blue doe eyes and dark hair full of grey flecks, Grey is suspended from duty as a detective constable for assault. Humiliated, and with the prospect of no work for months, he's anonymously led to Mathieson; a gruff, yet warm private investigator, who struggles with his own secret. Mathieson is reluctant to take Grey on at first, but he is made to promise; and despite his reservations, Grey agrees to investigate with him. However he finds, as a result, that his own secret begins to worsen. The secret that his on/off lover is determined to discover alongside her day job as a detective constable.

Their first client is the proud, yet vulnerable Sir Robert Eveleigh, whose late wife forced him to vow to find their grandson, Nate, who vanished two decades ago. Both are invited to Eves House, the Eveleigh's family home, which is surrounded by a great forest and lake. Yet Grey and Mathieson find no trace of him anywhere; both at Eves House and in the outside world. Where could he be?

Clearwater Journals (Clearwater Series) 
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B&N Link Joe Holiday, an ex Metro cop, finds himself dragged into an investigation by Mia, an IHOP waitress. The probing they do into the murder of Mia's sister years earlier turns into a deadly manhunt with Joe and Mia suddenly becoming targets of a vicious plot.

Foreclosed (The Mitzy Neuhaus Mysteries (Book 1))
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*Please note this is Christian Fiction

Mitzy Neuhaus is the top selling Realtor in Portland, but even her office is dead in this economy. Foreclosed is the word no homeowner wants to hear and Mitzy is determined to save the incredible mansion on her street from that fate. But with the homeowner desperate to keep Mitzy away from his property and Alonzo, the dangerously hot rival investor trying to snatch it out from under her, Mitzy knows she has to work fast, or the economy won't be the only thing dead...

*Christian Cozy Mystery*

The Season of Sin (Peace In The Storm Publishing Presents)
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B&N Link $9.99 Detective Brianna “Bree” Morris and her partner and ex-lover Steven Kemp are back. This time they are thrown head first into a gruesome homicide that brings forth as many secrets as it does clues.

Brianna’s psychiatrist, Dr. Nadia Hollister is stabbed to death in her upstairs bathroom. Brianna, who is at Nadia’s while the murder happens, is the only witness. Unfortunately she was knocked unconscious by the killer and only has the memory of the killer’s scent to go on.

Brianna and Steven sign on to help Homicide Detective Jayce Matthews solve the case. With Nadia’s journals as her guide, Bree learns that Nadia was keeping a devastating secret that has something to do with her adopted daughter. The renowned doctor was not whom she seemed to be and her secret may not have only got her killed but could ruin the foundation of her entire family.

The police hunt for suspects but Nadia’s secret could wreck the lives of many, all who have motive to kill her. 
The deeper Brianna and Steven dig into Nadia’s past; the more they question whether Nadia was the true victim after all.

Promise You Won't Tell?
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B&N Link “I think something might have happened to me Saturday night. Something bad.”

Private Investigator Dani Ripper’s client list is nuttier than the Looney Tunes conga line, but she diligently solves one crazy case after another, waiting for a game-changer. 

Enter Riley Freeman, 17-year-old honor student.

Saturday afternoon Riley quietly placed a little strawberry sticker on her private area and pretended it was a tattoo. She didn’t tell anyone about it. That night she went to a slumber party that featured drinking and boys. Riley fell asleep, woke up the next day with no reason to think anything happened…

…Until Monday, at school, when a classmate called her Strawberry.

Coincidence or crime? Dani agrees to investigate. And the roller coaster ride begins.

Rainy Nights: Three Novels
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Mother, wife, private investigator...vampire. Six years ago federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire. Now the world at large thinks Samantha has developed a rare skin disease, a disease which forces her to quit her day job and stay out of the light of the sun. Now working the night shift as a private investigator, Samantha is hired by Kingsley Fulcrum to investigate the murder attempt on his life, a horrific scene captured on TV and seen around the country. But as the case unfolds, Samantha discovers Kingsley isn't exactly what he appears to be; after all, there is a reason why he survived five shots to the head.

Dark Horse takes place in Huntington Beach, California. Surf City, USA. Written in the tradition of Robert B. Parker's Spenser and Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe, Dark Horse introduces a new hard-hitting, wise-cracking hero with a modern twist. When high school student Derrick Booker, the only black student at a posh Orange County high school, is accused of killing his white girlfriend, ex-college football hero and detective Jim Knighthorse is hired to dig a little deeper into the murder. It doesn't take long for Knighthorse to realize that not all is as it seems at tranquil Huntington High, from a band director who preys on the innocent to a vice-principal with a secret agenda of her own. Not to mention someone's hired a professional killer to keep Knighthorse permanently off the case.

Three years ago, high school student Veronica Fortune witnessed the brutal murder of her parents. Now armed and dangerous, she sets out to hunt down the very thing that destroyed her life. That is, until she disappears. Spinoza is a private investigator who specializes in finding the missing. He's good at what he does. Damn good. But he's also a recovering alcoholic and a royal mess. Hired to find Veronica, Spinoza won't let his personal demons—or demons of any kind—get in the way of finding the truth about the missing girl. Now following a bizarre set of clues that leads him into stranger and stranger territory, Spinoza is about to come face-to-face with something legendary...and something hungry for blood.

Not What She Seems
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B&N Link Steven Ashton, a billionaire from New York, and Emily Grant, on the run from the law...and when they meet he can’t help falling for her. What he doesn’t know is that interfering in her life will put his own life in danger.

When billionaire Steven Ashton couldn’t stand his high society social life anymore, he left the stress of New York on a vacation for his soul. The need to meet real down to earth people led him to a small Nebraska town. He didn’t want to lie about who he was, but he couldn’t exactly tell them the truth. 

Emily could have easily fallen in love with Steven, under different circumstances, but her past was catching up with her and she needed a new life. If the authorities found out about her, she could lose the one thing that meant everything, her four year old son.

Not What She Seems is approximately 67,000 words long.

This book is a "sweet" romantic suspense, appropriate for all ages.

Rain Dance: Three Novels
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It's tough being the King. Which is why in 1977 Elvis fakes his own death and endures massive facial reconstruction surgery, disappearing from the limelight to live a normal life as the unassuming Aaron King. Unfortunately, leaving fame behind also meant leaving his fortune behind, and now Elvis finds himself broke, living in near poverty in a small apartment in Los Angeles. Luckily for him, it turns out he's a pretty good private investigator. Not to mention, he misses his first love, music, and has thoughts of making a comeback. Discreetly, of course. But one thing at a time. First he has to solve a baffling missing person case, in which a young starlet, at the beginning of a promising career, has disappeared off the face of the earth. As Elvis digs deeper, he finds himself surrounded by the seedier elements of Los Angeles, from nefarious Hollywood producers who prey on the young, to twin brothers with a dark secret. Ultimately, Elvis discovers a truth almost too horrible to imagine. And through it all, Elvis Presley slowly makes his singing comeback — only to be reunited on stage with someone even the King himself never dreamed possible.

Hidden deep within the ancient, mist-covered hills of Glastonbury, England is a secret that could forever change the world. A secret that could help usher in a new age of enlightenment for all mankind. Or so the legend goes...Plagued by months of persistent dreams of King Arthur, Merlin and the Holy Grail, mystery novelist James Dupree finally sets out to England to understand the meaning behind his nightly visions. Upon arriving in Glastonbury, a locale deeply connected to stories of Camelot, Avalon and the Knights of the Round Table, James quickly discovers that not all is as it seems in this quaint little town. There's a raven-haired girl dying of a rare lung disease, knights with swords, and perhaps strangest of all is the man who emerges from the forest...a man who just might be the greatest king Britain has ever seen. Something is happening in Glastonbury, something mysterious and powerful and not-of-this world, and somehow James Dupree is in the thick of it. Mankind is ready for the next great spiritual shift. But to do that, one man, one simple writer, must journey deep into the heart of a mystical land in search of a legendary relic. But there are others who seek the treasure...dark forces who will stop at nothing to keep it for themselves, and end Dupree's quest for good.

First in a new series featuring paranormal investigators Ellen and Monty Drew. Ellen claims to possess a sixth sense but Monty, a former P.I., only believes what he can see. She views their work as a sacred mission while Monty just wants a happy wife and a paycheck. Now the Drews are summoned to a Southern California bible college after workers report hearing mysterious voices at night. When they encounter the unhappy ghost of a young girl, Monty's skepticism is shaken, but he resolves to help his wife free the trapped spirit. Their search uncovers the Latin phrase "Non omnis moriar"—not all of me shall die—and they learn more about the site’s history as a Catholic school destroyed by an earthquake. But a mysterious presence has plans of its own for the young ghost, and Monty and Ellen must go head to head with a Dark Master that’s had more than a century of practice in demonic deeds. Now Monty must leave his body to do battle with the Dark Master, and he’s not sure Ellen will be able to bring him back in one piece. He’s not even sure what's happening is real. All he knows is that all hell is breaking loose and he's taking a crash course where an "F" means eternal damnation.

Murder Corporation (A Crime Thriller) 

Rookie cop Tommy Boyd learns the hard way that those that wear badges can be as ruthless as those they hunt when he is taken under the wing of Captain Ty Reeves, a self-proclaimed, "Destroyer Among Destroyers."


Reeves is eager to teach his new rookie that the rules don't apply to his division; the coveted SIS: Special Investigation Section. The section of the Las Vegas Metro Police with the most arrests, the most convictions, and the most officer involved shootings in the history of the city. 


Tommy sees that Reeves uses his badge with fearlessness and fury to destroy those he's deemed a threat. SIS is well protected and lucrative for those that play along. For those that don't, they're seen as no better than the criminals they chase. 

When a woman that knows too much comes into Reeves' sights, Tommy must make the choice to protect her or Reeves and SIS.

Stuck in the middle between duty and the corruption and violence of SIS, Tommy must choose which side of the line he's on. But if he makes the wrong choice, he may not be around long enough to regret it. 

Sweetheart in High Heels (a humorous romantic valentine's mystery) (High Heels Mysteries)
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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.

The Long Midnight Of Barney Thomson: A Serial Killer Thriller (Barney Thomson #1)
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Barney Thomson — awkward, diffident, Glasgow barber — lives a life of desperate mediocrity. Shunned at work and at home, unable to break out of a twenty-year rut, each dull day blends seamlessly into the next.

However, there is no life so tedious that it cannot be spiced up by inadvertent murder, a deranged psychopath, and a freezer full of neatly packaged meat. 

Barney Thomson's uninteresting life is about to go from 0 to 60 in five seconds, as he enters the grotesque and comically absurd world of the serial killer… 

Extreme Malice
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She was found with a guitar string still wrapped tightly around her soft neck. Eighteen year old Josh Anderson, the college boy from next door, is charged with her murder. It was his guitar string around her neck. His footprints are found inside her house. Her earring found under his bed. Donna Gardner's husband Jack was hundreds of miles away on business. Was it the perfect Murder

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Book 1 in the Heller series. Despite having no experience or skills, Tilly Chalmers can’t believe her luck when she lands a dream job in a security and surveillance business owned by the dangerously attractive Heller. But she soon discovers her new boss is a man of many secrets. And what is she to make of the strange group of people who live with him? After her first two assignments go disastrously wrong, and with a ruthless competitor on the scene, Tilly must decide if she has what it takes to survive the rough world of security work.

: A Dix Dodd Mystery (Dix Dodd Mysteries)
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Tired of getting no respect at the big P.I. firm where she's worked for years, Dix Dodd has hung out her own shingle at the ripe age of 40. There are plenty of cheating husbands to go around, and Dix has a knack for busting them. Problem is, it doesn't always pay so well. Conscious that the guys back at the old firm are laying bets about how soon she'll come crawling back, she figures she's got six months to make a go of it. The going gets even tougher when she hires Dylan Foreman. But when he told her about getting fired from his law firm and disbarred for putting common decency before the firm's interests, she hired him on the spot. In addition to being smart, he's gorgeous enough to remind her she's a woman. And at 28, young enough to make her feel like a total cougar. Things start looking up when Dix gets hired by millionaire businessman Ned Weatherby's wife Jennifer Weatherby, to tail Ned 24/7 for a week, for a cool ten grand. Easy-peasy, right? Wrong! The job lands Dix in the middle of a murder investigation - with her as the prime suspect and her arch-enemy Detective Richard Head (a.k.a., Dickhead, one of the cheating husbands she'd nailed) gunning for her. Dix will need all her ingenuity, as well as the help of Dylan and her oddball cast of supporters to extricate herself from this one.

For Sale in Palm Springs (Henry Wright Mystery #1)
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Retired police chief Henry Wright is now living in Palm Springs and is asked by his friend Wayne Johnson, a detective in the Palm Springs Police department to help solve a crime. Henry has been living as somewhat of a recluse since his wife passed away, but tracking down this killer brings him back to life. Follow his adventures as he travels around the state to solve this mystery.

Fourth edition released February 2013 adds a TOC at the request of readers

Joe Baby
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Joe Baby, don’t let his name fool you. 

Joe Baby is a tough, ex-hockey player who reluctantly finds himself following the path of his dead father. 

From Los Angeles to Las Vegas to Palm Springs to the picturesque Catalina Island off the coast of Los Angeles, Joe Baby is being chased by his inner demons, and the ghosts of his father’s past. 

Stumbling through his life with violence and humor, Joe Baby is faced with the ultimate question, is he destined for a life of violence like his father? 

Fearless, funny and tough, Joe Baby will keep you turning the page.

Entangled (A Fredrickson Winery Novel)
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A Minneapolis attorney inherits a small California winery, reawakening memories that have lain dormant for twenty years. One summer of her childhood is a mystery she intends to solve. But digging up her past also lays bare the skeletons of others, including her mother’s. Entangled between what she once believed and a new reality, will she be able to live with the consequences of full disclosure?

Dying For You (#6 in Rafferty & Llewellyn Procedurals)
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Detective Inspector Joe Rafferty manages to become chief suspect in his own double murder investigation. And all he’d been doing was looking for love…

It had been his sergeant's wedding that had brought home to him that, far from still being the 'Jack the Lad' of old, he was not only lonely, but in danger of turning into a sad old git. So, with his fortieth birthday on the horizon, he decides it's time to take the initiative.

To this end, he signs up with the Made in Heaven dating agency. Wary of his colleagues discovering his shameful secret, he persuades his more up-market cousin to let him borrow his identity. It's just unfortunate that the first two women with whom he strikes up a rapport should wind up murdered and with himself - or rather his alter ego - in the frame for the crimes.

Put in charge of the double murder investigation, Rafferty foresees plenty of difficulties ahead. Not least how he is to conduct the case without the witnesses pointing the finger and saying: 'But that's HIM. That's Nigel Blythe. The MURDERER!'

'It's bad enough being suspected of a double murder, worse still when it's your alter ego being pursued and it's the pits when you are the policeman in charge of supposedly catching yourself. I thoroughly enjoyed Dying For You, the 6th in the series. A lot of humour is injected in Rafferty's narrative. He's got himself in an impossible situation and one wonders what can go wrong next. I savoured this book and I'm keen to read the rest in the series asap.'

Only the Strongest Survive
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The novel opens with a hair-tingling scene, as two men kidnap Emely Donnovan, one of the wealthiest women in America, and bury her alive. What is behind this horrific crime?
Raised in a strict religious institution, Emely never knew her parents. Fearing a life of poverty, she starts up a small business that deals mainly with buying and selling stocks. Thanks to her extreme dedication and knowledge, the company grows over time into a major conglomerate. In her desire for ever greater financial security, this beautiful, ambitious CEO has accumulated a number of enemies.
But now she finds herself locked in the basement of a remote house in the middle of a forest, watched over by one of her captors who makes her buy and sell stocks for him so he can get rich. Her challenge to survive becomes even more complicated when Emely's captor falls in love with her. 
DARK MOON (Decorah Security)

He's a werewolf. She's his partner. Their dangerous assignment: to rescue a
young woman forced into sexual slavery.

As their own relationship heats to flash point, what happens when she discovers her lover is a shape-shifter?

Salt City
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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.

Harm's Way
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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.

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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.

Hard Drive
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'Hard Drive' is a collection of six gritty crime stories from Tyneside.

'Angel of Mercy'...a decapitated head is found at the foot at the Angel of the North by freelance journalist Philippa Molloy. What begins as a dream find ends as a nightmare.
'Birthday Girl'...For Charlotte Gower the day of her sister's birthday party has arrived. The day is destined to bring to an end seven years of abuse by her father.
'Box of Spiders'...As Phil Devlin finds himself in prison for a murder that he didn't commit, his only alibi disappears. Things are not looking good for Phil and they are about to get worse.
'Drum and Waste'...the first Slinger story. Drummer, Frankie 'Slinger' Wilson discovers that his teenage sister has appeared in a low budget porn film. Slinger is determined to prevent her from appearing in another one.
'Late for Church'...a close friend of Slinger is brutally beaten and raped. He decides to seek retribution on her behalf.
'Sinkhole'...Ronnie Spencer has a lot of buried secrets that need to stay buried. Someone close to him seems determined to change all that.

A Plunder By Pilgrims (A Garrison Gage Mystery)
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It starts with a knock at the door “ something reclusive ex-detective Garrison Gage hates. When it's his teenage neighbor, whose girlfriend has gone missing just before Thanksgiving, Gage gets reluctantly pulled back into his old line of work - and ends up facing some fears of his own in Oregon's dark woods.

A short story introducing Garrison Gage, who also appears in THE GRAY AND GUILTY SEA.

Bon Appétit (a Jim Money Story)
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Jim Money just wants his money back from Chuck. Chuck refuses to pay it back, and when Chuck's hardened brothers show up, Jim is forced to back down as shots are fired as he narrowly escaped danger.

Jim calls his best friend Steve to go collect from Chuck. Meanwhile, Jessica explains to Jim that although she loves the money he makes from illegal gambling and hustling, she wants a normal life free of the dangers associated with his lifestyle. After spending years building his gambling empire, Jim is reluctant at first, but he thinks about it awhile and decides to take a gamble. Besides, he would have a loving wife, and a stable family life free of the criminal elements that haunt him. He realizes that he could have that with Jessica. But before Jim could tell her, she receives a phone call and shuts Jim out.


Jim receives a phone call from Carla, Steve's wife. She insists that her husband and Jessica are having a fling. Jim denies that Jessica or Steve would do that to him, but he humors Carla. He picks her up and they go to Jessica's house. But when they arrive, they are greeted with a more sinister truth. Will Jim Money get the wife and family life that he wants, or is he biting off more than he can chew? 

The Last Ride
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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.

Sweet Dream, Silver Screen
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A young woman searches for her missing twin sister in a foreign country called America. On the road, she encounters a series of strangers who help her navigate its topography, including a cowboy in a pink Cadillac, a sadistic law enforcement agent, a pulp fiction novelist, the regulars at a nuclear bomb-themed dive bar, and a man who befriends mannequins.

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Faithless Street- The Old Gold Prequel $0.99

Faithless Street is a collection of four short stories that set the scene for the novel Old Gold. Each story is set in the Black Country, in the English Midlands, and shows glimpses of peoples lives as they try to make ends meet amidst gang life, drugs deals and Gypsy camp evictions.

Please note that all four of these stores are also collected in The Goldfish Heist And Other Stories, Jay Stringer's newest anthology.

Death In Berlin $1.99

In the last months before the fall of Berlin in 1945 two maimed veterans of Stalingrad, Oskar and Willi, now detectives in the Kriminalpolitzei hunt for a crazed serial murderer of women on the S-Bahn. The pressure is on them to catch the killer before more are murdered while at the same time investigate the theft of Wehrmacht ration packs from a warehouse. Their investigation into the murders is suddenly opposed by their boss and the Gestapo - why? Is the murderer somehow connected to the Nazi Party? Ignoring the pressure placed on them the detectives press on with both investigations regardless of the danger this places them in from those higher up. In a strange twist both crimes seem to be connected. In the last days before the Russian assault on the city they solve both crimes but at a cost to both them and those who depend on them.

The Island Murder (The Reluctant Detective Mysteries) $0.99

Craig Campbell is all set for a relaxing weekend break on a Scottish island when he meets a group of motorbike fanatics. They invite him to join them for an evening in the pub but the time is spent with a fractious group of people with one extremely divisive member.
When one of them is murdered, Craig begins an investigation that reveals jealousy, greed, scandal and more. Due to a storm the island is isolated from the mainland and with only a special constable for help, he discovers that there is no shortage of suspects. Can he find the killer before the gales relent and the murderer escapes both the island and justice?

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