New E-Releases

The “Gold Special” Train Robbery: Deadly Crimes of the D’Autremont Brothers by R. Barri Flowers

the gold specialFrom award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of Murder of the Banker’s Daughter and Murder at the Pencil Factory comes a powerful new historical true crime short, The “Gold Special” Train Robbery: Deadly Crimes of the D’Autremont Brothers.

On a Thursday night on October 11, 1923, the Southern Pacific Railroad Express Train Number 13, called the “Gold Special” was ambushed as it headed through the Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon and into the Siskiyou Tunnel from Seattle en route to San Francisco.

The bandits, in search of gold and cash, used dynamite and gunfire to murder four crew members before fleeing in an explosive crime of greed and violence reminiscent of Old West style train robberies.

With law enforcement stymied in their attempts to identify and apprehend the killers, they turned to American criminologist Edward Oscar Heinrich to help crack the case. Often been compared to fictional British detective Sherlock Holmes, Heinrich’s early forensic detective work led to identifying the culprits as brothers, Ray, Roy, and Hugh D’Autremont, loggers who fancied themselves as Jesse and Frank James like outlaws.
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Autumn Fire by Tom Wither

Autumn Fire by Tom WitherAmerica’s deadliest enemy returns—and he’ll stop at nothing to carry out his catastrophic plot against the U.S.

America is under attack. Al-Qaeda mastermind Aziz Abdul Muhammad is still on the loose, leaving no trail after his massive attacks against the U.S. energy infrastructure. Once again, the dedicated special ops force—Officer Cain, Sergeant Thompson, FBI Agent Johnson, and Lieutenant Mathews—relentlessly pursue him in their covert investigation, codename AUTUMN FIRE.

Aziz and his group of loyal jihadists send shockwaves across the nation as they execute their next phase of attacks: a mass shootout and deadly explosion at a nuclear power plant. Days later, Aziz’s followers blow up U.S. military supply ships in the Indian Ocean, crippling the country’s ability to deploy forces in the Middle East in the event of war. And the jihadists don’t stop there—under Aziz’s command, they contaminate public water supplies along the East Coast with radioactive material. Time is quickly running out for the special ops to stop Aziz before he delivers his final destructive blow against the U.S. in the most shocking, unthinkable attack yet.

Culminating in an explosive operations mission overseas, Autumn Fire is a terrifyingly realistic depiction of international terrorism and the men and women who daily risk their lives to restore peace.
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Mistress of Lies by Holly West

Mistress of Lies by Holly WestIsabel, Lady Wilde, a mistress to King Charles II, has a secret: she makes her living disguised as Mistress Ruby, a fortune-teller who caters to London’s elite. When a beggar girl claiming to be Isabel’s niece reveals that her brother, Adam, was murdered during the plague, she must take up an impossible task: discover the truth about her brother’s death, twelve years after it happened.

“Deliciously addictive! In her capable hands, author Holly West seamlessly recreates a 17th century England full of royal scandal and political intrigue.” – Naomi Hirahara, Edgar Award-winning author of Murder on Bamboo Lane and the Mas Arai mystery series

“Holly West’s Mistress of Lies may be set in 17th century London, but it has the pacing and propulsive narration of a contemporary thriller.” -–Lisa Brackmann, author of the NYT best-selling Ellie McEnroe series (Rock Paper Tiger and Hour of the Rat)

“With intriguing characters and a winning mystery plot, Holly West plunges you head first into the treacherous England of King Charles II. An absorbing ‘mystorical’ read.” –Jeri Westerson, author of the Crispin Guest medieval mysteries
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Night Terror (Night Chill Book 2) by Jeff Gunhus

Night Terror (Night Chill Book 2) by Jeff GunhusTen years after her abduction and near-sacrifice to the Source, Sarah Tremont struggles to be a normal teenager. As much as she’s tried to suppress the power inside of her, it’s grown dangerously strong and has drawn the attention of those who want to possess her power for themselves.

The nightmare that she thought was long over starts again as powerful forces descend upon Prescott City to seek her out. With her parents and Joseph Lonetree’s help, Sarah must stand up to an evil much more powerful than the one she faced in the caves a decade earlier. But in the end, she discovers the greatest danger might come from the power living inside of her.

NIGHT TERROR is the sequel to the Amazon supernatural thriller bestseller, NIGHT CHILL.

NIGHT TERROR is available from Amazon.

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Jeff Gunhus is the author of Amazon bestselling horror and thriller novels for adults as well as the Middle Grade/YA series The Templar Chronicles. His first book, Jack Templar Monster Hunter, was written in an effort to get his reluctant reader eleven-year old son excited about reading. It worked and a new series was born with book #4, Jack Templar and the Lord of the Werewolves coming out October 2014. After his experience with his son, he is passionate about helping parents reach young reluctant readers and is active in child literacy issues. As a father of five, he leads an active lifestyle in Maryland with his wife Nicole by trying to constantly keep up with his kids. In rare moments of quiet, he can be found in the back of the City Dock Cafe in Annapolis working on his next novel.

Short Sharp Shocks by Simon Wood

SHORT SHARP SHOCKSSHORT SHARP SHOCKS is a collection of horror, sci-fi and crime stories that barely stretch beyond a page, with the shortest tale being only two words long. These sixty-second tales will force you to make a verbal exclamation, which might be one of humor or disgust or surprise. Whatever your reaction, take it personally—that’s the point of flash fiction.

SHORT SHARP SHOCKS is available for FREE from Smashwords.

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Simon Wood is a California transplant from England. He’s a former competitive racecar driver, a licensed pilot, an endurance cyclist and an occasional PI. He shares his world with his American wife, Julie. Their lives are dominated by a longhaired dachshund and four cats. He’s the Anthony Award winning author of Working Stiffs, Accidents Waiting to Happen, Paying the Piper, Terminated, Asking For Trouble, We All Fall Down and the Aidy Westlake series. His next thriller is THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY due out in Feb 2015. He also write horror under the pen name of Simon Janus. Curious people can learn more at http://www.simonwood.net.

The Frame Maker & Pathfinder by Simon Wood

TThe Frame Maker & Pathfinder by Simon Woodwo gripping short stories by award-winning author Simon Wood.

In The Frame Maker, a woman takes revenge on her philandering husband by hiring the Frame Maker—a man who’s made a career of solving problems permanently. This job, however, might be the one frame that just won’t hang right.

In Pathfinder, newly widowed Vivian can’t understand why her husband killed himself in a seedy Vegas hotel room. So she travels to Sin City, where she’s mysteriously guided to dangerous and unexpected places. Soon Vivian finds herself on a treacherous road to the truth.

THE FRAME MAKER & PATHFINDER are available from Amazon, Amazon UK and Amazon CA.

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Simon Wood is a California transplant from England. He’s a former competitive racecar driver, a licensed pilot, an endurance cyclist and an occasional PI. He shares his world with his American wife, Julie. Their lives are dominated by a longhaired dachshund and four cats. He’s the Anthony Award winning author of Working Stiffs, Accidents Waiting to Happen, Paying the Piper, Terminated, Asking For Trouble, We All Fall Down and the Aidy Westlake series. His next thriller is THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY due out Feb. 2015. He also write horror under the pen name of Simon Janus. Curious people can learn more at http://www.simonwood.net.

All Good Deeds by Stacy Green

All Good Deeds by Stacy GreenLucy Kendall isn’t a serial killer. She’s simply lived her life in a strange mixture of carefully calculated moves and impulse decisions. Cracking the skull of the man who molested her sister and attacking her was impulse. Spending half her teenage years drinking and acting out were calculated cries for attention from her narcissistic mother followed by impulsive rages at her lack of concern.

The decade spent working in Child Protective Services before becoming a private investigator taught her two truths. One, CPS failed miserably in protecting children. Two, Lucy was more than willing to do it for them, meting out her brand of dark justice in spite of her own fear of death. But Lucy’s crusade is compromised when a self-proclaimed sociopath offers to help—and leaves her no choice but to accept it.

When eight-year old Kailey Richardson is abducted, it sets off a chain of events linked to Justin Beckett, a suspect in a life-changing case in Lucy’s past. The path she’s chosen since dealing with Beckett has been dark and terrifying—but she has no idea just how deep she will go or where the twisted road will take her.

She’s about to find out.

All Good Deeds is a dark psychological thriller featuring a strong female protagonist with a twisted sense of justice.
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Head Games by Chuck Rose

Head Games by Chuck RoseSuccessful Park Avenue psychiatrist Dr. Jonah Hoffman leads a fairly normal life-a good practice, a loving wife and children-until he takes on a dangerous new patient. At first Robert Kolfax, CEO of a Blackwater-like private security firm with secret ops all over the world, seems like a powerful but troubled man in need of Jonah’s help. But Jonah soon discovers that Kolfax is a sociopath. A mass murderer. And what’s worse, he’s untouchable, operating in a jurisdictional bubble.

In an effort to aid his country, Jonah becomes a secret government operative, answering to the shadowy Mr. Price. But Jonah’s undercover operations quickly begin taking over his life, putting himself and everyone close to him in danger. To survive he must leave the safe confines of his Manhattan office and plunge himself into a world of terrorists, mercenaries and spies,and outwit them at their own game.

“In this concise and hard-edged novel, Rose entertains us with punchy dialogue, and non-stop action.” Amazon review

“If you like immersing yourself in a fascinating world of deception with well-drawn viable characters, and snappy dialogue while trying to guess what will happen to an intriguing protagonist, then this book is for you.” – Amazon review
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The Strange Girl by Keith Dixon

The Strange Girl by Keith DixonPrivate Investigator Sam Dyke is hired to find a man who’s been released from prison and subsequently gone missing. But the ex-con is an ex-cop who might have been imprisoned for a crime that he didn’t commit.

Working for the man’s daughter, Sam soon discovers that this isn’t just a missing-persons case – there are other people involved, including the owner of a high-profile casino and a senior police officer. And when the brutal representatives of an Asian gambling syndicate show up with their own brand of persuasiveness, Sam knows that he must put things right before he and everyone he loves become potential targets …

THE STRANGE GIRL is available from Amazon and Amazon UK.

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A few years ago Keith Dixon realised that what he wanted to do was give up work and write fiction full time.

So since then he’s written four novels featuring private eye Sam Dyke and published a non-crime book, Actress. He’s also given up work.

The fourth Sam Dyke Investigation, The Bleak, was published in May, 2014.

He’s currently sharing his time between the UK and France.

Bone of Contention by Bette Golden Lamb & J. J. Lamb

Bone of Contention by Bette Golden Lamb & J. J. LambMurder, mayhem, medicine, and Mazzio.

That’s the thread that stitches together each of the Gina Mazzio, RN medical thrillers, including the fourth in the series, BONE OF CONTENTION, to be released on September 15 as both an e-book and trade paperback.
RN Gina Mazzio returns to San Francisco’s Ridgewood Hospital after a near-death experience in Nevada’s desolate gold country.

On her first day in the Ob/Gyn Women’s Health Clinic, a co-worker suffers a mystifying post-abortion death due to sepsis.

Two days later, the same thing happens to a clinic patient.

Gina thinks it’s an inside job, but gets no support for her theory. Convinced she’s right, she risks everything to dig into the who and why of the deaths. She wants to know if someone is deliberately causing clinic patients to suffer horrible deaths.

Fiancé Harry Lucke, who was with Gina in Nevada, is worried about her and postpones taking another travel nurse assignment. Instead, he signs on as an on-call ICU nurse at Ridgewood.

To Gina’s delight, and distress, her younger brother, Vinnie, shows up, back from his second tour of duty in the Middle East. He’s received a medial discharge and is deeply depressed and suicidal.
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South of Good by Randall Reneau

South of Good by Randall ReneauForced out of the DEA after twenty years, Hardin Steel, Stainless to his close friends, has managed to get himself elected Sheriff of Cameron County, Texas. Twice divorced, with a bit of a drinking problem, he’s now dating Rory Roughton, a fiery sixth-generation Texan who’s as rich as she is beautiful—and hell-bent on keeping Steel on the straight and narrow. But then his best friend, Wes Stoddard, is nearly shot down flying in a load of pot, Rory is kidnapped by a Russian mercenary working for the most dangerous cartel in Mexico, and the Cuban Mafia decides they’d like the former DEA agent—dead.

Steel is forced to take unsanctioned, unconventional—and mostly illegal—action in order to save himself and those closest to him . . .

“Any reader who can resist this quality of writing that mixes earthbound good guys in situations so threatening that they challenge credibility simply isn’t ready for intrigue on this level. Reneau has arrived as a member of the top mystery/thriller authors of the day.” — Grady Harp, Hall of Fame Reviewer
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Black Venom by Dawson Howard

Black Venom by Dawson HowardThe protagonist Wade Ross is an Australian (part Aboriginal) SAS trained ex soldier working with a secret team of multi national ex Special Forces operatives. They must overcome or eliminate multiple antagonists while trying to locate those responsible for the manufacture of a highly advanced nuclear powered armalite. The story is a thriller that jets from country to country and has the reader guessing and not realising who are the three high powered and influential men responsible.

An overtone mixture of love (Wade and Crystal), cruelty (human sacrifices), deceit (the US Administration), revenge (murder of Wade’s family) and unknown antagonists – keeps the story in a melting pot of intrigue.

‘A gripping and authentic thriller by an exciting new writer.’ – Matt Lynn. (UK author)

‘I enjoyed this book very much. It was fast paced and kept the action and interest going all through. i liked the Australian content as it gave it a slightly different slant without detracting from the global scale.’ Mary Nelson (Amazon review)

‘Move over Captain Jack West Jr, Wade Ross has leapt to the fore as Australia’s most efficient combat / dark ops specialist. A brilliant read that moves along at a cracking pace while providing insight into the amazing Aboriginal culture and the training / capability of the Australian SAS operatives. Can not wait to get my hands on the next Wade Ross escapade.’ Michelle (Amazon review)
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Beneath The Rose: A Tale of Terror and Love by David A. Charters

Beneath The RosePeter Oulton is a haunted, wanted, hunted man. Haunted by the memory of a massacre in Bosnia that he witnessed but could not prevent. Haunted by the loss of Abby Sinclair, the love of his life. Wanted by no one but the perpetrator of the massacre, imprisoned on the strength of Peter’s testimony, and bent on revenge. Hunted by a whistle-blowing centre, funded by a mysterious foundation, his most important ally turns out to be the woman they sent to find him. Beneath the Rose takes the reader on Peter’s dark journey to redemption from the killing fields of Bosnia through the murky spy world of Ottawa to a dramatic showdown with al-Qaeda on the snowbound streets of Montreal.

BENEATH THE ROSE is available from Booklocker, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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David Charters is Professor of Military History at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada. He researches, publishes, and teaches courses on terrorism and intelligence. Born and raised in Montreal he received his PhD in War Studies from King’s College, University of London. From 2005 to 2008 Dr. Charters served on Canada’s Advisory Council on National Security, and was president of the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies from 2008 to 2010. He is married and has two children. He has been actively involved in car racing for more than twenty years, and plays rhythm guitar in a classic rock band.  Beneath the Rose is his first novel.

Conduits by Jennifer Loring

Conduits by Jennifer LoringMara is a Japanese-American girl with a history of personal tragedy. Though she still cuts herself to quell the pain, she thought the worst was behind her. But her boyfriend’s sudden death, and a visit to one of the most haunted places in Washington State, sends her into a spiral of madness, landing her in a psychiatric ward.

Already suffering from dreams of a strange, ghost-infested house in the woods, Mara begins to question the very existence of reality. She is forced to confront the truth about her older sister’s death and the reason the ghosts have chosen her as their conduit.

“An evocative journey into the darkest realms of a troubled psyche. Part ghost story, part psychological suspense, Conduits is an astonishing debut from a bold new voice in horror. Don’t miss it!” —Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of all Flesh
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Rappin’ Dog by Dick Lochte

Rappin' Dog by Dick LochteA short story sequel to SLEEPING DOG and LAUGHING DOG. Big surprises await Serendipity Dahlquist and Leo Bloodworth when they’re hired to protect rapper B.A. Dawg from death threats.

RAPPIN’ DOG is available from Amazon.

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DICK LOCHTE is the bestselling author of over a dozen novels of crime and suspense, including SLEEPING DOG which won the Nero Wolfe Award, was nominated for the Edgar, the Shamus and the Anthony, and was named one of the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century by the Independent Booksellers Association. His latest noir thriller, BLUES IN THE NIGHT, was named as one of the five best hardcovers of the year by the Private Eye Writers of America. Lochte has written three novels with the Today Show’s Al Roker, including the current THE TALK SHOW MURDERS. He also has co-authored four popular crime novels with attorney Christopher Darden and has written screenplays for such actors as Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen and Roger Moore.

Laughing Dog by Dick Lochte

Laughing Dog by Dick LochteHardboiled private eye Leo Bloodworth and his self-appointed partner, fifteen-year-old Serendipity Dahlquist, are back in a wild and deadly new mystery that’s every bit as brilliant and memorable as SLEEPING DOG, a New York Times Book of the Year, a Nero Wolfe Award winner, and a finalist for the Edgar, Shamus and Anthony Awards.

“Wonderful! Don’t Wait for the Movie!” Plauboy Magazine

“Sensational writing. Mordant wit. An intricate crime puzzle. And a duo of private eyes as wonky and offbeat as the mind of Dick Lochte” – Harlan Ellison

“Few capture California better . . . His story intrigued . . . Enjoyable and breezy.” Kirkus Reviews

“Dancingly macabre, packed with perils, pungent with humor.” The Sunday Times (London)

“An intelligent, playful, knowledgeable writer . . . Lochte has a great gift for the grotesquerie.” Los Angeles Times
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Sleeping Dog by Dick Lochte

Sleeping Dog by Dick LochteThis beloved, comedy-noir thriller teams up Leo Bloodworth, a hard-drinking, middle-aged Los Angeles PI with hypertension and a low tolerance for precious teenagers, with Serendipity Dahlquist, a bright and strong-willed roller-blading 14-year-old searching for her lost dog. But things quickly escalate, plunging the oddest of odd couples into the dark underworld of sunny Southern California and pitting them against one of the biggest, and most brutal, organized crime families in Mexico.

A New York Times Book of the Year,
Nero Wolfe Award Winner,
Edgar Award Finalist,
Shamus Award Finalist,
Anthony Award Finalist,
Named by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association as one of the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century
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Murder in Real Time by Julie Anne Lindsey

Murder in Real Time by Julie Anne LindseyBook three of The Patience Price Mysteries

With the chaos of summer tourists and fall birders out of town, counselor Patience Price is looking forward to the quiet life she remembers. She longs for some peace. And an apple fritter. But the calm is cut short when a reality show sets up camp to film a special about ghosts on her little island. Now fans, reporters and crew have flocked to sleepy Chincoteague. Who knew ghost hunters had an entourage?

When two cast members are killed in a room at the local B&B—a room usually occupied by Patience’s FBI agent boyfriend, Sebastian—she finds herself on the case. Sebastian doesn’t want Patience ruffling any feathers but, as always, she can’t help herself.

Patience promises to let Sebastian handle the investigation—he is FBI, after all—but after a drive-by shooting, her wicked curiosity gets the best of her. And with the TV show forging ahead with filming, the list of suspects (and the line of food trucks) only grows. But has the shooter already flown the coop? And how do you find a killer when you don’t know who the target is?
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Murder of the Banker’s Daughter: The Killing of Marion Parker (A True Crime Short) by R. Barri Flowers

Murder of the Banker's DaughterFrom award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of MURDER IN THE PENCIL FACTORY and THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS, comes a powerful new historical true crime short,: MURDER OF THE BANKER’S DAUGHTER: The Killing of Marion Parker.

On December 15, 1927, twelve year old Marion Parker, daughter of a prominent banker was brazenly abducted from her junior high school in Los Angeles, California, in a bizarre ransom and revenge scheme. Two days later, the girl’s dismembered remains were left behind by a brutal killer, destroying a family and unnerving the entire city.

This caused pandemonium as the perpetrator managed to evade immediate capture, leading to a manhunt by authorities unlike any in recent memory. The horror of the crime was reminiscent of one fourteen years earlier involving thirteen year old Mary Phagan, who was murdered at a pencil factory in Atlanta, and five years later when the twenty-month-old son of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh was abducted from the family’s New Jersey home and brutally slain.

The killer of Marion Parker was identified as former bank messenger William Edward Hickman, a nineteen year old with a score to settle and an appetite for killing.

The career criminal’s capture, trial, and ultimate fate captured the public’s imagination, while putting attention on the age-old vulnerability of children in this country targeted by child predators and the often tragic consequences that rings true to this day.
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Cat in a Yellow Spotlight by Carole Nelson Douglas

Cat in a Yellow Spotlight by Carole Nelson DouglasReaders are biting their nails as the popular alphabetic Midnight Louie feline PI mystery series nears its end with this 26th entry. Secret revealed: Douglas plans a final entry to follow the “Z” book, Cat in an Alphabet Endgame. (The series’ first two non-alphabetic titles, Catnap and Pussyfoot, have been reissued in ebook as Cat in an Alphabet Soup and Cat in an Aqua Storm.)

Ground-breaking band Black & White was platinum before it imploded from an overdose of sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll years ago. Now, the Las Vegas reunion show revives the old troubles between its two divas, and efforts to sabotage end in murder. Petite PR powerhouse Temple Barr and her faithful feline roommate Midnight Louie, Sam Spade in fur, assisted by the Vegas Cat Pack, must sniff out clues to save the Crystal Phoenix hotel’s reputation and any at-risk lives, including their own. For sleuths and suspects, it all comes down to the black and white lies that destroy hopes, lives, and family.

USA TODAY Bestselling series

“Midnight Louie is the funniest, hairiest, hard-boiled PI on the planet.”—JANET EVANOVICH

“FUN, FROTHY AND CHARMING” —Publishers Weekly

“The always engaging Midnight Louie prowls the alleys of Las Vegas solving crimes and romancing runaways like a furry Sam Spade.”–People
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The Advocate’s Felony by Teresa Burrell

The Advocate's Felony by Teresa BurrellWhen Attorney Sabre Brown’s phone rings at 2 a.m. she’s shocked to hear from her brother, Ron, who has been in Witness Protection for the past seven years. Someone has discovered his whereabouts and is trying to kill him—and possibly Sabre as well.

Sabre and her private investigator, JP, leave sunny San Diego to find her brother who has gone underground. Based on a single clue, they begin their search in the cold, wintry Pacific Northwest. They soon discover that the six felons whom Ron testified against have been released from prison. One by one, they are being murdered.

Sabre and JP race to find Ron and stop the next bullet. As the clues unfold, they’re unsure if someone is trying to kill Ron or protect him. Or is Ron the killer? Could Sabre’s beloved brother have changed during his long absence and is he now seeking vengeance? Sabre risks her relationships, her career, and her life to seek the undeniable truth. Is Sabre’s love for her brother overriding her sound judgment and if so, is there a final bullet with Sabre’s name on it?
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Vandals: A Collection of Young Adult Horror-Suspense Tales by R. Barri Flowers

vandalsVandals: A Collection of Young Adult Horror-Suspense Tales includes four spine-tingling young adult tales of horror and suspense from the Vandals series by bestselling author R. Barri Flowers. In each gripping story, teen vandals are left to deal with the frightening consequences of their actions.

“This was like “Sweet Valley High” meets “True Blood…. Fans of the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” series will enjoy this series. Great for young readers!” – Jessica’s Reviews on Count Dracula’s Teenage Daughter

“The story was fast paced and had a lot of twist and turns…. I would recommend this book for people who enjoy a good vampire YA book, its packed with teenage drama and triangles that will keep you turning the pages.” — Ordinary Girlz Book Revews

“A refreshing take on the whole vampire world…Found it spellbinding…Could not put it down.” – Trishap’s Books To Read Or Not on Count Dracula’s Teenage Daughter

“Any teen or young adult will identify with Lexi and her struggles with her blended family, high school sweetheart and summer crush.” – The Book Beacon on Summer at Paradise Ranch
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Fearful Symmetry by Michael McBride

Fearful Symmetry by Michael McBrideMore than seventy years ago, five Nazi scientists embarked upon an expedition into the frozen Himalayas in search of the origins of the Aryan race. What they found instead was something beyond their wildest imaginations, a secret they would sooner take to their graves than risk releasing upon an unsuspecting world.

Now nearly a hundred years old, Johann Brandt, the lone surviving member of the original party, shares his discovery with Jordan Brooks, an evolutionary anthropologist, who launches his own expedition into one of the most dangerous environments on the face of the planet in search of the evidence Brandt claims to have left behind.

If Brooks and his team hope to find the proof, they’ll have to follow the historical footsteps of the Germans into the hunting grounds of a species that evolved in utter geographical isolation,
and their only hope for survival lies in uncovering the truth about the ill-fated Nazi expedition…for those who don’t learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.
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The Feathers by Cynthia Lott

The Feathers by Cynthia LottThomas Carpenter – dead for 100 years – returns in 1978 to avenge his murder. He proves a challenge for a New Orleans novice detective Brenda Shapira and her senior partner, Roy Agnew. When 35-year old Shapira discovers the first victim in the historic Garden District, the beginning of 1978 will be anything but ordinary. As she unravels this long ago mystery steeped in New Orleans history and the Yellow Fever epidemic, Brenda realizes that she may be Carpenter’s next victim.

“Lott’s The Feathers is equal parts addictive and dark. It’s an outstanding thriller from a new author I plan to read now on a regular basis. This story doesn’t just get into your head, it tickles the back of your mind and sends your anxious heart into your throat. This is your next read! Go to it!” –Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Bram Stoker Award winning author of Black & Orange and Bottled Abyss.

THE FEATHERS is available from Amazon.

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Cynthia Lott is a Writer, Researcher, Vegetarian, and loves hearing life stories over a glass of good wine. She is also a member of Sisters in Crime, Inc., Atlanta Writers Club, Inc., and International Thriller Writers, Inc. THE FEATHERS is her debut novel.

G8 by Mike Brogan

G8 for ITWDonovan Rourke, a federal agent, learns that a man name Katill will assassinate the world’s eight most powerful leaders at the G8 Summit in three days.

The President asks Donovan Rourke to head up security in Brussels. Donovan agrees, but reluctantly, because his wife was murdered there.

In Europe, he works with the G8 Security Director, and a beautiful translator. They’re shocked to learn that Katill is the same man who murdered Donovan’s wife.

They’re even more shocked to learn Katill has just penetrated the billion-dollar wall of G8 security. They watch in horror as the leaders walk into Katill’s trap, and realize it’s too late to stop them …

“ … Mike Brogan’s G8 sets a rollercoaster pace from the start and never lets up. Relentless, with a villain devious enough to chill us all beyond the breathless last page. I really enjoyed this book.” Loren D. Estleman, four-time Shamus Award Winner

“ … G8 is a rip roaring action suspense thriller from beginning to end. Brogan is a master storyteller and a gifted novelist. This is the kind of novel that block-buster movies are made from!” Midwest Book Review
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Secrets of the Kill by Lawrence Kelter

secretsTwo governments—one objective, stop the spread of terrorism by any means possible. America and Israel, lifelong allies in an age-old war. To win this battle they will have to sell their souls.

A mutilated body has been discovered; a body not meant to be found, but now that it has, Pandora’s box is open and secrets never to be learned have been revealed.

An Israeli woman living in New York has been murdered. She has been raped and butchered; an outrage that ignites a fuse that burns all the way back to Tel Aviv.

Enter FBI Agent Chloe Mather, a hard-charging ex-Marine who has no sympathy for the kind of maggot who could commit such a violent atrocity. A veteran of the war in Afghanistan, she was one of the first woman Marines to be deployed into an active combat area. She struggles with PTSD and the consequences of a fatherless childhood, yet this is a woman who accepts no pity and operates according to a moral code that is second to none. She’ll stop at nothing to find the psychopath responsible for this unspeakable crime. In Secrets of the Kill, Mather and this code will face the ultimate test.

What begins as a challenging homicide becomes more, much more, and Mather is pulled into an investigation that involves the mob, Israeli intelligence, and a radical terrorist faction.
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Cooper’s Haven by Denise A. Agnew

coopers havenTen years ago Jilly Warren and Cooper Hawkins shared a night of devastating losses that almost brought them together. Now a new threat brings them together again in a fight for love and survival.

The man staring at Jilly Warren at the courthouse is up to no good and every instinct tells her to run far and fast. Instead she turns to marine reservist and sheriff’s deputy Cooper Hawkins. Cooper, who never forgot the comfort of Jilly’s embrace, knows that the only place she’ll be safe is in his arms.

COOPER”S HAVEN is available from Ellora’s Cave, Amazon and Kobo.

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Denise A. Agnew is the author of over 60 novels. Romantic Times Book Reviews calls her romantic suspense novels “top-notch,” and she’s received their coveted TOP PICK rating. Denise has written paranormal, romantic comedy, contemporary, fantasy, historical, erotic romance, and romantic suspense. Archaeology and archery have crept into her work, and travels through England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales have added to a lifetime of story ideas. Denise is also a paranormal investigator, Reiki Master and Creativity Coach. Visit Denise’s website at www.deniseagnew.com

This Darkness Light by Michaelbrent Collings

This Darkness Light by Michaelbrent CollingsA man with no past, but who holds the future of the world in his hands.
A woman who has sworn to protect him, for reasons she does not understand.
A killer who must destroy them, or lose all he holds dear.
They are running—from each other, from the plague that is killing all around them, from the dark forces beyond their understanding.

Running from shadow to shadow. From dark to dark.
Hoping to find light. Hoping that this darkness is not all there is.
Hoping…because hope is all they have in This Darkness Light.

“This Darkness Light is [Collings'] latest and honestly greatest work…” – Media Mikes

“[P]ick up any of his novels, but especially his latest, This Darkness Light, you won’t be disappointed.” – The Horror Drive-In

“THIS DARKNESS LIGHT is another winner.” – The Horror Fiction Review
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Calculation by Steven P. Marini

Calculation by Steven P. MariniA serial killer is loose on Cape Cod. Are his crimes random or is there method to his madness? Det. Jack Contino moved to Dennis, MA on the Cape in hopes of a more peaceful and safe life as he nears retirement, but murder and even the Boston Mob has followed him. Can he protect those close to him from this new danger?

“Mr. Marini has proved himself skilled at creating plots with a zinger twist or two, and this is no exception…This time the connect gets creative and unexpected, providing the book with a welcome, off-kilter difference that adds another dimension…”
The Barnstable Patriot

CALCULATION is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Steve’s second novel, Aberration, recently took fourth place in Mystery, earning a Top Ten Finisher Award in the 2013 reader’s poll by Predators and Editors. see his website, www.stevenmarini.com

Steven P. Marini holds a Master’s degree in Educational Technology from Boston University and a B.A. in Business Administration from New England College and has spent over thirty years in the Education/Training field, including posts in higher education and the federal government.

Although he describes himself as a “card carrying New Englander,” he lived for twenty-six years in Maryland while pursuing a career spanning four federal agencies. His background has enabled him to serve as a project manager at the National Security Agency, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Fire Academy and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, where he worked with teams of experts in various fields to develop state-of-the-art training for both classrooms and distance learning technologies.

A “Baby Boomer,” Steve has taken up fiction writing as he moved into his career final frontier. Married for thirty-eight years, a father of three and a grandfather, Steve and his wife Louise own a home on Cape Cod that will serve as his private writer’s colony for the years ahead.

Murdered in the Man Cave (A Riley Reed Cozy Mystery) by R. Barri Flowers

Murdered in the Man CaveMurdered in the Man Cave is a cozy mystery novel by bestselling crime writer R. Barri Flowers.

In the first book of this exciting new cozy series, Riley Reed has a popular blog offering advice on home décor and renovation and does part-time consulting work in Cozy Pines, Oregon.

When Riley is asked by an old flame, Brent London, a bestselling mystery writer, to help him spruce up his man cave as a newly single man, she readily accepts the assignment. But when she discovers him bludgeoned to death with a pool cue in his man cave, she finds herself thrust into the investigation to track down the killer.

The suspects are many, including three of Brent’s four ex-wives, two girlfriends, his niece, a former research assistant, a financial advisor, and his housekeeper.

When two people are arrested for Brent’s murder, Riley is less than convinced that the true culprits are in custody, and makes it her mission to prove otherwise.

An alleged suicide and confession seems a bit too pat for Riley, who risks her own life to get at the truth.
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