Monday, July 22, 2013

Monday's a Mystery

Good Morning Fans, today I'll be announcing the weekend winners, the Jenna Pizzi spotlight winner and setting up some more giveaways for you! For now, enjoy the freebies! Mystery and Thriller!! 

Officer Jones
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As the fearless international correspondent for GNZ News, JP Warner has always risked his life to beat the competition to the story, and received all the notoriety and riches that comes with it. But an event makes him realize that there's no end to the chase, and the further he runs, the more he loses himself. So he decides to leave the jaded industry, and returns to the idyllic Connecticut town he grew up in, hoping to rediscover the person he once was.

But any chance to find peace shatters when he looks into the eyes of local policeman Kyle Jones. JP sees the same look he's seen in the many fanatics he's covered over the years. And soon finds himself on a collision course with Officer Jones, while also battling the forces within himself, as he races to cover the biggest story of his life.

Dead Harvest (An Inspector Ray Wilson Thriller)
A truck is stopped for a routine traffic violation.
But when the police look inside they find something they never expected.
A mysterious, ornate, but apparently ancient coffin. 
And what appears to be an Egyptian Mummy.
Detective Inspector Ray Wilson is about to be thrown into the most baffling case of his career. 
And the most dangerous. 

He has to find out where it came from and where it was going.
And more importantly why would anyone smuggle an Egyptian Mummy across the UK?
Out of his depth, he turns for help to Cambridge’s world famous Fitzwilliam Museum and its curator of Egyptology, Karen Bowen. 
As a romance blossoms between Wilson and Bowen, the pair find themselves embroiled in a deadly conspiracy. 
As other identical Mummies are found around the world the trail leads back to a Turkish people smuggler - and a man with links to an evil trade that stretches back thousands of years. 
It will be the biggest case of Wilson's career - but one that may end his life. 

What motive does a young mother and wife have to commit the ultimate sin of suicide? What motive does a father and husband have for killing his wife? Mary Waite's death presents a conundrum; is it suicide or murder? Detective Marc Jefferson has motive to figure out the answer, but his motive could ruin his own marriage. Marc receives the call on a Sunday which is his family day. He leaves a disappointed wife to uncover a mystery which has unsettling consequences. Can he solve Mary's death and keep his family life intact?

KILLER IMAGE (The Art Gallery Mystery Series)
When DJ Kelly and her three fellow Seattle art gallery owners open their doors one morning, they don't expect to find a dead body on the floor. Who could this young woman be? And why has someone stabbed her to death and then ransacked their gallery? DJ's talkative inner voice doesn't have a clue, nor do her BFFs--Nita Marie, Jo, and Bobbie. None of their artwork seems to be missing. Maybe a framed photograph of a famous terrorist attack that apparently slipped under the copy machine during the burglary might hold a clue. Is this photograph a clue to the murder in their gallery? DJ isn't certain, but when a jaded, know-it-all detective belittles her capabilities and those of her pals, DJ convinces her friends that they should take matters into their own hands--and four new crime fighters are born.

Palm Beach Detective: Sunny Skies, Shady People
Speculating on death in Palm Beach. 

An insurance salesman buys a policy on your life which he later sells and you split the profit. Seemed like a no brainer until Frank learns that other buyers are dying. He calls his friend Tony, an insurance detective, for help. Sensing his best friend and mentor is in danger; Tony flies to Palm Beach and meets Frank at the Palm Beach Grill. While at the bar listening to Frank’s story Tony flirts with the image of an attractive brunette in the mirror. 

"His eyes slowly followed the line of her bare shoulder down the smooth tanned arm, stopping briefly at the bent elbow to enjoy her narrow waist, than up again past two plain gold bracelets to the long slim fingers playing with her hair. No ring. There was both sensuousness and class in this well-groomed woman’s hands.” 

Enjoying his interest she smiles a reply, but before he can approach her she disappears. While searching for Frank’s potential killer, Tony visits the homes and haunts of the rich and famous, always with an eye out for the woman in the mirror, only to find she may be tied to the people who will benefit from the $4,000,000 on Frank’s life.

Elusive (On The Run Book #1)
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Zoe Hunter loves living on the edge. Free-spirited and spontaneous, she’s built a life stringing together various freelance gigs that keep her bank account barely in the black.

But when her ex, Jack, goes missing along with several million dollars from his business and the FBI zeros in on her as a person of interest, Zoe’s life goes from delightfully unpredictable to downright frightening.

Plunged into a world of fake identities, deception, and murder, she’s afraid to trust anyone. Zoe impulsively skips town in a search for answers that takes her from Las Vegas to Italy, but instead of tracking down answers, she only uncovers more questions.

Who was Jack? Is he dead or did he fake his disappearance? And, what was he mixed up in—art theft, the mafia, espionage, or all three?

Primal Instinct
While vacationing in Hawaii, forensic pathologist Dr. Jessica Coran is ordered to assist in the urgent investigation of a local serial killer. 

They call him the Trade Winds Killer. His prey are young, beautiful Hawaiian women. His weapon is a long, razor-sharp blade used to cut sugar cane. His work is slow, precise, ritualistic. almost religious. 

Jessica knows about serial killers. She's been close enough to feel their breath in her ear. And this one is luring her deeper into the underworld of Hawaii, to places she'd never dreamed existed. Where her FBI badge alone cannot protect her...

The Scythe (The Mafia Trilogy Book Three)
In Book One, The Kill, the Italian Mafia go after the wrong man.

In Book Two, The Blade, the Gambino Family do it again.

In Book Three, The Scythe, the Russian Mafia have different plans. They want to take over Toronto, a territory so large it was previously thought to be too big for one family. But Darwin Kostas and his wife, Rosina, stand in the way. As a peace offering to the Italians and the Chinese, the Russians intend to execute Darwin. First, they have to catch him, but using his wife as bait is not enough.

While the Russians attempt to organize a meeting of rival families where Darwin will be terminated, something the Italians tried twice and failed, Darwin realizes he is on his own.
With the FBI not able to help and his wife in the hands of the Mafia, Darwin decides the only way to win this war is to kill them all.

Darwin fights the Russians in the biggest Mafia war Toronto has ever seen in The Scythe, Book Three of the Mafia Trilogy, the final installment.

From Manhattan with Love and Revenge (Boxed Set) (The Fifth Avenue Series)
An outcast billionaire's daughter is caught at the wrong place at the wrong time.

An international assassin questions her sanity when she falls in love with the very assassin she's charged to assassinate.

What happens when each collide? Chaos. Murder. Love. Revenge.

And redemption.

In this taut, thrilling novella, which is part of the best-selling "Fifth Avenue" series, both women come together for the first time in an explosive story that threatens each of their lives, particularly when one woman breaks her own rules and dares to fall in love.

In "From Manhattan with Love," she soon learns what she always feared. When it comes to real danger, there's nothing more dangerous than love itself.

Watching (PAVAD)
People who preyed on those weaker and more defenseless than themselves deserved whatever punishment was thrown at them. 

That thought drove Dr. Georgia Dennis in every decision she made, personal and professional. A profiler with the Complex Crimes Unit of the FBI, she was tired of being second-guessed by her boss Michael “Hell” Hellbrook. 

Once they caught the sociopath responsible for stoning teenaged girls, she was gone from Hellbrook’s team faster than the ink could dry on the transfer papers. Georgia and Hellbrook are hot on the trail of a sadistic killer targeting women and girls with brown hair and brown eyes—women with a striking resemblance to Georgia. 

Hellbrook will do anything to protect his team, even the woman he never wanted on it in the first place. By keeping her at his side, he grows closer to her until the flame between them erupts and consumes them both. 

As they get deeper involved with the case and with each other, they do not realize someone else is watching, someone whose descent into madness threatens everyone around them. 

Is this watcher their killer, or someone much closer? 


Casanova Killer, An SSCD Crime Thriller
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Catching the eye of a delusional serial killer known as the Casanova Killer signals the end for certain beautiful young women of San Francisco. True to his name, Casanova offers the women a taste of romance and unparalleled adoration before sending them to a bloody death.

The FBI Special Serial Crimes Division, SSCD, sets a trap for the killer with one of their own as bait. Agent Jerry Forbes pairs with Interpol’s Ethan Barnes to capture Casanova before another woman falls prey to his charms. 

Jerry and Ethan soon discover that pretending to be lovers may be more dangerous than catching a killer. Follow their story from the moment they set up house to the abrupt end that Jerry does not see coming.

Is it love or certain death?

The First Kill
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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!

Vultures in the Playground
Name: Archie Parsons. Occupation: Malaria consultant. Hobbies: Mosquito husbandry. Cat fancying. Long walks through West African shanty towns at sunset. 

That last activity nearly gets Archie killed fresh off a plane in Liberia. Robbed and beaten, he is lucky to get away with bruises, contusions and a stolen passport.
Turns out, these weren’t run-of-the-mill thugs. They work for Xtraktiv, a black ops security firm contracted by a consortium of oil companies that aims to steal Archie’s identity and murder him. They seek access to Archie’s professional network, particularly his connections with Health Ministries, to facilitate a killing spree of obstructive politicians and activists in and around the Gulf of Guinea. 
These executions are to be orchestrated by their top assassin—a man code named Agent Black—who becomes personally involved in the second attempt to take down Archie at Robertsfield Airport. But while tangling with Archie in a terminal washroom, Black is killed in a freak accident involving a slick floor and a hard sink. 
The consortium naturally assumes that their man prevailed. This is Agent Black, after all. After Black’s remains are efficiently disposed of by local contractors, the consortium blindly shuttles Archie all over West Africa, providing airline tickets, weapons and intelligence via briefcases left in luxury hotel suites. For a time he plays along, exploiting his mistaken identity to warn intended targets of their peril. 
Once the consortium discovers their error, they dispatch Black’s East African counterpart, a man code named Agent White, to set things straight. Archie finds himself pitted against the most brutal corporate assassin on the African continent. 
The US State Department won’t help him because he’s officially deceased. And the consortium has infiltrated the diplomatic corps to its highest levels. The only person who dares come to his assistance is his cat-sitter Melissa, a young woman of Caribbean extraction whose shadowy past renders her much more formidable than Archie realizes.

Twisted Wolf
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Modern-day David and Bathsheba
What if the most upright person, stumbles? Oh, and that person, is the President of the United States? And, in the process of attempting to conceal his mistake, he is accused of treason and murder?

Army Lieutenant Josh Davis suffers a devastating tragedy while home on military leave. Trusting God for strength, he triumphs, earning the Congressional Medal of Honor. But heroism comes with consequences.

Years later, a conservative group asks Josh to run for the Oval Office. To his surprise, to get there, he must campaign against his father-in-law, a former one-term President. Their political, and personal, embattlement ends with a surprising twist of fate.

Discover what happens when Josh finds himself in the highest office in the nation. Early success leads him to seek Middle-East peace. His pride increases, devours his faith and he gives into temptation. Observe as he attempts to cover up his sin. Witness his wife as she watches her husband's downward spiral and potential guilt. Walk with Josh, as he struggles with his own inner conflict of trusting God. Is it too late to save his marriage and his presidency? Ascertain his guilt during his impeachment for treason and the murder of six Navy SEALs. Experience the twists and turns of a life seemingly out of control.

Ratcatcher (John Purkiss 1)
The police have Internal Affairs departments. British Intelligence has John Purkiss, the Ratcatcher.
Purkiss's job is straightforward. Track down agents of the intelligence services who are taking kickbacks, committing crimes, or otherwise abusing their positions. And bring them to justice.
Straightforward doesn't mean easy...
After a renegade British former spymaster, Fallon, is sighted in the Baltic city of Tallinn on the eve of a historic summit meeting between the Russian and Estonian presidents, Purkiss is despatched to investigate, and uncovers a conspiracy that threatens to tear Europe, and the world, apart.
But Purkiss has personal reasons for going after Fallon. Four years ago, Fallon was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Purkiss's fiancée, a murder Purkiss himself witnessed.
Now, in an atmosphere of treachery and sudden violence, as the countdown begins to a potentially catastrophic conflict between Russia and the West, Purkiss must keep his desire for revenge under control for the sake of the world's - and his own - survival.

Someone Has To Pay

Someone Has To Pay is a fast-paced thriller set in the last days of Northern Ireland’s Troubles. The British Government’s top counter-intelligence agent has been put in charge of a daring plan to strike havoc at the heart of the IRA. His mission is a simple one – bring the terror organisation to its knees and force them to take their seats at the peace table.
But the IRA has its own ruthless operative, a man who will stop at nothing to kick the Brits out of Ireland.
Standing in the middle is the RUC’s best detective. He’s out to stop both sides turning the streets of Ulster into a war zone, but is he motivated by his own personal revenge mission?
The action swings relentlessly from Chicago to London, and from Glasgow to Belfast, as the three sides collide in a final bloody showdown in the suburbs of Dublin.

LAST CHANCE LASSITER (The Jake Lassiter Series)

"If your cause is just, no case is impossible." -Jake Lassiter

This time, the linebacker-turned-lawyer faces overwhelming odds. Lassiter represents Cadillac Johnson, an aging rhythm and blues musician who claims his greatest song was stolen by a top-of-the-charts hip-hop artist.

Lassiter's personal life is in chaos. He loses his job at a deep-carpet law firm and moves to a dumpy office in a Miami Beach parking garage. Then his lawyer-girlfriend, the ambitious Kim Coates, dumps him for not being "partnership material." Not only that, he faces disbarment after punching out his own client.

Only a few years out of law school, Lassiter is already developing his iconoclastic rules. "I will live by no code but my own." This time, that code could leave him disbarred or bankrupt...or worse.

Author's Note: A 25,000 word novella, "Last Chance Lassiter" is the brand-new prequel to "To Speak for the Dead."

The President's Henchman (The First Jim McGill Novel)

According to the polls, it's only a matter of time — and not that long a time — before the United States elects its first female president. Which will make her husband — what?
Well, if he's the ex-cop who solved the murder of the president's first husband and brought the killers to justice … and if he's not the kind of guy to stand on formality … and if he doesn't want to be the head of the FBI … and if he takes out a license and becomes the first private eye to live in the White House …
That would make him The President's Henchman.
Jim McGill's first case is to find out who is stalking a member of the White House press corps, before that stalker turns the tables on McGill and maybe even threatens the president herself. He also has to be a shadow advisor to a young Air Force investigator who is looking into a he-said she-said charge of adultery leveled against a female colonel working at the Pentagon, a case with the potential to derail the new president's administration before it has a chance to begin.

Cheap Books

TEMPTING TROUBLE (Secret Assassins (S.A.S.S.)) $0.99 Amazon

Having a top spy for a father has its benefits--Grace O'Connor can out-think and outsmart most people--and its downside--her secret must remain one. But that had never stopped her from getting into trouble. That is, after all, the nickname her father gave her.

Taking an intern job at GNE for the summer at DC, she soon finds out the agency for which she works provides more than translation services. GNE sends out "recorders" to events of interest for the purpose of gathering and selling information. It doesn't take long before Grace is involved in the middle of a chase for an important list of corrupt politicians. Or maybe there's more to that because every spy agency seems to be after it too, including the arrogant and sexy Lance Mercy.

Mercy, top COS commando, has been brought in to 1) extract a Chinese dissident with information about some weaponry stolen from the US and 2) catch the mole among them. Everything seems to be running smoothly until the appearance of that confounding woman who might or might not be an enemy. He has never met someone quite like Grace O'Connor--seemingly too young, incredibly sexy, and absolutely up-to-neck in the thick of this crazy business.

Nuns on the run, odd Chinese words, double agents, dangerous daddy, non-aligned ghosts, three grains of rice, plus an assortment of spy games--falling in love would just be tempting trouble. (The Unbridled Series) $0.99 Amazon

Make a note: never agitate a madman. Successful Thoroughbred trainer Mike West just made that mistake-and he’s gonna pay-more than he ever realized. But it’s all in the family; his sister, Kate, has been the object of the madman’s desire on the social network “My Town”. Her constant rejections have infuriated him! People who seem to be in the way start turning up dead, and he’s got Mike and Kate next on his list! In the first book of The Unbridled Series, Cindy McDonald introduces you to the world of Thoroughbred racing, while taking her cast of characters on a wild ride through a maniacs mind.

7 Deadly Thrills $0.99 Amazon

Someone's using a smartphone app to bring down commercial airliners and only attorney Sasha McCandless and the federal air marshal she's teamed with can prevent more disasters. When the madman's killing spree takes a personal turn, Sasha will need both her legal skills and her Krav Maga training to stop him.

Three gruesome murders have Inspector Lorne Simpkins looking for the connection when a grisly surprise points to a vicious serial killer on a rampage. She'll have to put the distractions of her failing marriage and a new boss aside to catch the macabre murderer before she becomes his next victim.

Jane thought a loveless marriage was as bad as it could get. Steve thought life was perfect with a hired man to do his chores. They were both wrong. As her marriage crumbles around her, Jane uncovers a horrible secret: more than chance brought the hulking, mysterious handyman into their world.

When an accident transports Professor Simon Cross and his assistant, Elizabeth, to 1920s Manhattan, he runs straight into proof of the supernatural he's been searching for and a romantic entanglement he's been avoiding. Then a local kingpin with a dark secret sets his sights on Elizabeth, putting them in a fight for their lives.

A pair of seemingly unrelated outbreaks -- a rise in human stroke-like cases and a rapidly spreading animal disease -- lead a CDC analyst and a veterinarian to a shocking discovery at a big-game compound. But even if they can escape with the secret of Sector C, it may already be too late.

In New York, Walt is about to lose his girlfriend. In Los Angeles, Raymond and Mia are about to lose their house. Within days, it won't matter. A flu virus kills billions, reducing New York to an open grave and LA to chaos. Now the colonists who sent it are ready to finish the job -- and the survivors may be too weak to resist.

Neurosurgeon Julia Nolan uses brain implants to record visual and auditory data from field operatives. When Ian Westhelle suffers a psychotic break and kills his handler before he can be recovered, Julia tracks Ian to a CIA asylum that warehouses "security risks." It's a costly discovery when agents target her for elimination.

Mirth, Murder & Mystery $0.99 Amazon

Seven spellbinding stories by seven USA Today Bestselling Authors with characters you'll never forget.

A Cutthroat Business by Jenna Bennett
Everyone has warned new-minted realtor Savannah Martin that real estate is a cutthroat business. But Savannah doesn't think she's supposed to take the warning literally ... until an early morning phone call sends her to an empty house on the 'bad' side of town, where she finds herself standing over the butchered body of a competitor, face to face with the boy her mother always warned her about.

The Ex Who Wouldn't Die by Sally Berneathy
Amanda has been trying for a year to divorce her lying, cheating, scam artist husband, Charley. Then he turns up dead, murdered. Finally they are no longer married! But she is the primary suspect and, as if that isn't bad enough, Charley's ghost shows up in her apartment. He was rejected, kicked back to earth, not allowed to go into the light. Even death did not them part.

A Touch of Ice by L.J. Charles
When Everly Gray touches photographer Mitchell Hunt and sees the image of a dead body, she dives into the murder ESP fingers first. Caught in a web of intrigue, El discovers an aptitude for breaking and entering, the pain of a gunshot wound, and the terror of facing a killer. What she doesn't learn--to keep her fingers to herself.

The Chase by Adrienne Giordano
Hard-driving attorney Jo Pomeroy is as determined as she is sexy--in other words, a major pain in NYPD Sergeant Gabe Townsend's butt. Working together on a high-profile task force charged with busting sales of counterfeit goods has been rocky from the start. Now, she's on the radar of a mysterious smuggler not afraid to use violence to evade the law. At the risk of their lives--and their hearts--Gabe and Jo must find him before he finds them.

The Secret Ingredient by Misty Evans
During a live cooking show in her hometown, celebrity chef Katelynn Karr's father dies in front of millions of viewers, and suspicion falls on Kate when his autopsy reveals he was poisoned. Nick Juno, the boy she left behind and who is now mayor, is the only person who can prove Kate's innocence.

Let Us Prey by Jamie Lee Scott
Mimi Capurro is trying to put her life back together after the sudden death of her husband. Using the skills she learned as a secret service agent, she runs the Gotcha Detective Agency, along with her skilled computer forensics partner Charles Parks. Gotcha specializes in executive protection (bodyguards), and tailing cheating spouses.
Mimi never expects to run into her old college flame Nick, when she takes on an executive protection case for New York Times bestselling author Lauren Silke. But when Lauren's assistant is murdered, the homicide case, along with Mimi, land in Nick's lap. Will Mimi and Nick be able to solve this murder without killing each other first?

The Throwbacks by Stephanie Queen

To salvage his career, exiled Scotland Yard "Flying Squad" detective, the not-so-young David Young, joins the Boston Police Department.
But this rogue detective can't resist an unlikely romance with his young and vivacious decorator, Grace Rogers, even when she becomes a key witness in his high-stakes case--and like Kryptonite to his career and well-being.

Secretive (On The Run Book #2) $3.99 Amazon

Zoe Hunter thought all the questions surrounding her ex’s mysterious past had been answered. She couldn’t have been more wrong.

Free-spirited Zoe lives an unconventional life. She tried the nine-to-five office routine, but it was like the death of a thousand cuts—paper cuts, that is. But still, she couldn’t take it and vowed to make a living outside a cubicle. Now she’s a “Jill of All Trades,” taking on freelance copy-editing, property management, and even dog walking gigs. Sure, it’s a little insecure, but Zoe isn’t exactly what you’d call cautious.

Normally, she loves surprises and the unknown, except when it comes in the form of a mysterious package, visits from the FBI, and thugs showing up on her jogging route. Zoe isn’t sure who she’s more afraid of, the FBI or the thugs, so she makes a snap decision and skips town to follow the clues in the package, which takes her to London, where she suspects she’ll find her ex, Jack.

The authorities think he’s dead, but Zoe doesn’t agree. Can she find her elusive ex? And what about her new tenet with the shy smile and sexy stubble? Why does he keep popping up in her life? Zoe will have to use her rather eccentric skill set to answer those questions, all the while dodging someone who wants to make this trip abroad her last.

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