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The April edition of the Big Thrill is here!

29 new thrillers this month from ITW Members, plus a Between the Lines interview with Andrew Peterson by Brett King, the Top Ten Firearms Mistakes in Fiction by Chris Grall and News from South Africa by Michael Sears. Go behind the scenes as seven bestselling authors tell you about their courses at ITW's first-ever Online Thriller School. Have you registered yet? There are still a few spots left. Classes start April 7th!

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New E-Releases

Box Thirteen – Adventure Wanted by Bobby Nash

Box Thirteen - Adventure Wanted by Bobby NashAdventure wanted!
Will go anywhere!
Do anything!
Write Box Thirteen c/o Star-Times!

When author Dan Holiday opens Box Thirteen, he never knows what adventure awaits him. A former newspaperman turned novelist, Holiday crafts the plots for his books by living them. Spurred into action by letters from his readers, Dan Holiday’s adventures ranged from the outrageous to the dangerous. Whatever the case, Dan Holiday is sure to find adventure.

Based on the 1948-49 radio drama starring Alan Ladd, this collection includes 6 all-new Box Thirteen tales that carry on the action-packed tradition of the originals.

In “The Mystery of the Menacing Manuscript” by Bobby Nash, a surprise invitation sends Dan Holiday on a mystery writer’s weekend retreat filled with treachery, deceit, and murder.

In “The Horror of the Plague Doctor” by Barry Reese, a worried investor’s letter puts Dan Holiday in the crosshairs of a death doctor’s nefarious plot.
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The Reginald Pantry: A Zombie Chronicle by K.G. McAbee

The Reginald Pantry by K.G. McAbeeIt’s the middle of the zombie apocalypse, and a dying man sends a policeman to help his family. Will the policeman escape the horde of ravening seethers and make it out of town? Does the drunk he stumbles across really know a secret way out of town? Does the mom find help for her oddly cold and unresponsive child? And what about the two girls left alone, with only a small dog for protection? Life’s a bitch, and then you’re a zombie.

THE REGINALD PANTRY is available from Amazon.

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Four Stars!  I knew this story would be fascinating on the very first page. Prepare yourself for thrills and chills when you begin this tale. When the world begins to die, things such as rules and honor cease to exist. ~ Huntress Book Reviews.

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K.G. McAbee has had several books and over a hundred short stories published, some in collaboration with J.A. Johnson, including THE REGINALD PANTRY, TALES FROM OMEGA STATION and more. She’s a member of ITW and Horror Writers Association. Visit her blog at http://kgmcabee.blogspot.com for more information.

The Quiet Game by Marcus Brown

The Quiet Game by Marcus BrownTwo college coeds have simply vanished – both abducted within the past week.  The police have no leads and no serious potential suspects.

Payton knows and can identify most of the evil people in this town.  One or more of them is certain to be the perpetrator of these crimes.  While he is not in law enforcement, Payton has a special talent for rooting out evil where conventional crime solving techniques prove useless.

Always intentional in his dedicated pursuit of justice, Payton has a peculiarly humorous manner of approaching perilous circumstances.  And perilous circumstances have a way of ensnaring Payton when he least expects it.

THE QUIET GAME is available from Amazon.

 *****

Marc Brown is a Baylor University graduate and a native Oklahoman residing in central Oklahoma.  His career background includes pharmaceutical sales, business consulting, commercial real estate, and public speaking.  Marc is a husband and father whose life has been enriched with both tragedy and triumph.

For nearly five decades, Marc has been a rather humorous and gifted storyteller.  Now he has brought an imaginative story to the printed page.

Ruby Silver by Randall Reneau

Ruby Silver by Randall ReneauA mining, murder, short-selling, offshore-trading, mobbed-up, mystery-thriller!

Geologist Trace Brandon and his partner Will Coffee are just back from Liberia, West Africa. Cashed-up and looking for a new venture, they once again team up with Cyrus “The Virus” McSweeny. This time the quarry is the silver-rich ore of the old Ruby Mining District. And this time they’ll not only have the Pantelli crime family to deal with, but also lumberman Autry Ollinger—three hundred pounds of obnoxiousness whose preferred method of negotiation is a right hook. When the Pantellis unleash a bizarre extortion plot to seize control of Ruby Mining Company, Cyrus is forced to bring former clandestine operative Marion Thistlewaite out of retirement. Marion’s unique expertise may give them the edge they need to hold on to their company . . . and their lives.

RUBY SILVER is available from Amazon.

 *****

“If Robert Louis Stevenson was from Texas, his name would be Randall Reneau.”
—-Kinky Friedman

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RANDALL RENEAU is a Vietnam veteran and former international geologist. He is the award-winning author of three “Trace Brandon” novels: Deadly Lode, Diamond Fields, and Ruby Silver. And the soon to be released, Hardin Steel novel, South of Good. He lives with his wife, Lynne, in Austin, Texas.

Humpy Dumpty: An Adult Anthology by Gary Alexander

HUMPTY DUMPTYHUMPTY DUMPTY: AN ADULT ANTHOLOGY contains 8 variations of fairy tales and nursery rhymes. They are warped, sick, twisted, evil, cynical, irreverent, profane and, hopefully, very entertaining.

HUMPTY DUMPTY: AN ADULT ANTHOLOGY is available from Amazon and Kobo.

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Gary Alexander has written 14 novels, including GOLD, fifth in the mystery series featuring comic Buster Hightower. It appeared in December 2013.  DISAPPEARED, the first in the series, has been optioned to Universal Pictures.

HUMPTY DUMPTY and RED ORCHID, exclusively eBooks, are available on Amazon Kindle and Kobo.

He’s written 150 + short stories and sold travel articles to 6 major dailies. DRAGON LADY, his Vietnam novel, is being published by Istoria Books, available both as an eBook and print-on-demand. His website is www.garyralexander.com.

Skullhaven by Cornell DeVille

Skullhaven by Cornell DeVilleSkullhaven Cemetery is an old and lonely place. Inside the rusting wrought iron fence, lost spirits wander through the mist until they move on—if they can. Across the highway is the Sacred Heart Orphanage, where Lilly has lived for seven years now, ever since her mother mysteriously disappeared.

Shortly after Lilly arrived, Sister Carmen gave her a gold cross to protect her from evil. Lilly has recently discovered that the cross she wears is enchanted, because she’s suddenly able to see the spirits that are waiting to cross over.

When a ruthless Egyptian antiquities dealer visits the orphanage and recognizes Lilly’s cross as the priceless Golden Ankh of Nefertiti, he decides he must have it for his collection. After giving Lilly his ultimatum—either part with the Golden Ankh or spend eternity in Skullhaven Cemetery—Lilly must summon her inner strength. If she gives up the ankh, the lost spirits of Skullhaven may never find their way home.
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Assured Destruction: With Zombies by Michael F. Stewart

Assured Destruction by Michael F. StewartThe final book in the Assured Destruction series!

Jan Rose may already be expunged from the police department’s High Tech Crime Unit. Her mother’s hospitalized, and Assured Destruction’s on the cusp of bankruptcy. But Jan doesn’t wait on anything, she seeks out the customers who used to keep the family business afloat. That’s when everything starts to go wrong.

A computer virus–aka the Zombie Worm–threatens not only her school and Shadownet, but the entire city. A skull with a chain running through its socket links a powerful gang to her former customers, and holds the secrets to why her father left and the identity of her mother’s boyfriend.

To save her family and the business, Jan must determine who is friend and who is foe. And decide what type of hacker she wishes to become: Gray, white, or black. Not only her life hangs in the balance.
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One Last Thought by Jeremy K Tyler

One Last Thought by Jeremy K TylerOso Boyer might be considered a poster boy for good cops, but every man has his breaking point. For him, it’s the point where his family is put in danger. What starts out as an arson and murder investigation turns into something much more, and while Boyer is trying to piece together all the various clues, someone is stalking his sister and nephew. It’s a journey into a world Boyer never knew existed, and he just might not make it out alive.

ONE LAST THOUGHT is available from Amazon and Untreed Reads.

 *****

Writer, cook, stay-at-home-dad: Jeremy K Tyler makes his home in upstate New York with his wife, son, and three dogs. He fights the monotony of 8-month-long winters by reminiscing about growing up in Florida, and writing. You get to enjoy the result.  While other kids heard bedtime stories with kittens and bunnies, he heard about mobsters, pirates, and near-insane socialites. You get to enjoy the result of that, as well.  One Last Thought is his fourth novel.

The Almost Forgotten Wife by Gus Leodas

The Almost Forgotten Wife by Gus LeodasMadge’s husband and daughter share secrets that exclude her. Exempt from the family mystery she is an outcast, ignored, and treated as nothing more than a house item, a part of the furniture, and a houseplant thirsty for water.

Madge Kiley’s daughter is on trial for killing her rapist in self-defense.  Madge’s husband is a United States senator.  The daughter’s truth will destroy the senator’s career and send the daughter to prison. Her lawyer abandons her trial.

The daughter’s new attorney asks Investigator Mitchell Pappas to help with a case filled with obsessive love and hate that surge the plot to its unexpected conclusion.

#6 in the Award Winning Mitchell Pappas Mystery/Thrillers and other novels by Gus Leodas.
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Beverly Hills is Burning by Neil Russell

beverly-hills-is-burning“It was just after midnight when the girl in the blue diamond necklace fell out of the sky.”

Beverly Hills is Burning is the third Rail Black novel.  Like the first two, City of War and Wildcase, it is edgy, violent, complex and sometimes sexually graphic.  (Hide the picture of your priest.)

Rail Black, a former Delta Force operator, is rich and lives in Beverly Hills.  But unlike many wealthy people in the world’s entertainment capital, Rail is not in show business.  In fact, he avoids it at all costs.  Until now.

Doing a favor for an ex-con producer, Rail ends up the owner of a movie company.  And there’s nothing fun about this place.  Nor about Valentine Jones, the actress who is about to star in the company’s biggest picture.

Exploding from ninety years in the past, a time when gangsters and tycoons roamed Hollywood and scratched each other’s wallets, Rail is thrust into a labyrinth of murder, duplicity, money, sex and power.
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Of Good and Evil by Gerald G. Griffin

book-cover-of-good-and-evilFast paced, OF GOOD AND EVIL is a hard-charging suspense thriller engulfed in mystery. An unusual gripping tale of nobility versus tyranny, with vivid and vibrant characters, harrowing action, international locales, and a captivating love story.

The protagonist, Ron Sheffield, a gifted but troubled Green Beret, plagued by suicidal guilt because of “special abilities”, is discharged fro the army for going “crazy” and from there the fireworks begin. Almost immediately, Ron is brutally beaten and shot by the Mafia and is hospitalized, the doctors certain he will die. But his life is dramatically saved by Amber Ash, a wealthy woman who also possesses “special abilities”, not unlike Ron’s. This is the spark for them falling in love but also propels them into unending danger, including battles with mobsters, terrorists and an unsavory government cell out to kill them over secret, alarming Iraqi documents Ron possesses from his army service. In the midst of these battles, with twists at every turn, Ron, to save his sanity — with the help of Amber’s estranged father, Jonathan J. Ash, is forced by his own mental demons to become a specialized hit man for the Mafia, killing only Mafia members whom have fallen from grace. This, in turn, brings Ron and Amber face to face with an extraordinary secret society with powers beyond the imagination and with a different mind-set from their own, confronting them with a different kind of conflict.
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Sirens by Gary Cahill

SirensFrom Plan B: Volume III — a mystery and crime anthology — In Potentia Press — Darusha Wehm, Editor

A lovelorn serial murderer finds solace and deliverance on a mythical night at the Jersey Shore.

SIRENS is available from Amazon and Plan B Magazine.

 *****

Desperation is the same in any language. Madness respects no borders. Greed and revenge transcend cultural differences.

In this third collection of stories from Plan B Magazine, we find tales from all the corners of the crime world. From Cold War espionage to small town stick-ups, high-powered diplomacy to the opportunism of poverty, these are stories of the darkness of the human heart. And once in a while, how the light of our common humanity can transcend that darkness.

 *****

Gary Cahill (MWA-NY, ITW, Irish American Writers and Artists) had his first short story published as a Black Mask-style homage in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. Other work has since appeared with Pulp Empire, Short Story Me Genre Fiction, The First Line Literary Journal, Shotgun Honey, the Big Pulp anthology The Kennedy Curse, and Plan B Vols. I and II. He is a staff member at the Weehawken NJ Public Library.

A Cold Dark Place by Toni Anderson

AColdDarkPlace_ToniAnderson_v7-940x1504 (2)Justice isn’t always black or white. Sometimes it’s cold and dark.

Former CIA assassin Alex Parker works for The Gateway Project, a clandestine government organization hell-bent on taking out serial killers and pedophiles before they enter the justice system. Alex doesn’t enjoy killing, but he’s damn good at it. He’s good at dodging the law, too—until a beautiful rookie agent has him wondering what it might be like to get caught.

FBI Special Agent Mallory Rooney has spent years hunting the lowlife who abducted her identical twin sister eighteen years ago. Now, during an on-going serial killer investigation, Mallory begins to suspect there’s a vigilante operating outside the law. She has no choice but to take him down, because murder isn’t justice. Is it?

When Mallory starts asking questions, The Gateway Project management starts to sweat, and orders Alex to watch her. As soon as they meet, the two begin to fall in love. But the lies and betrayals that define Alex’s life threaten to destroy them both—especially when the man who stole her sister all those years ago makes Mallory his next target, and Alex must reveal his true identity to save the woman he loves.
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Ashes and Bone by Stacy Green

ashes and boneThe exciting conclusion to the Delta Crossroads Trilogy!

Everybody has secrets. Some will kill to protect them.

Just when Jaymee Ballard’s life seems to be on track, a massive derecho attacks the Delta Crossroads sowing destruction in its path. Her boyfriend, investigative journalist Nick Samuels, comes up missing, and she fears the worst.

Nick’s abandoned car contains evidence of his involvement uncovering a controversial case mired in political power and greed. While her friend and local detective, Cage Foster, heads up the inquiry into Nick’s kidnapping, Jaymee finds it impossible to sit back and do nothing.

Enlisting the help of her best friend, Dani Evans, Jaymee discovers a trail leading to the dangerous and secretive Dixie Mafia. Facing a fraudulent Confederate artifact scheme, dark local history, and a powerful enemy lurking in the shadows, the two friends find themselves holding the key to not only Nick’s disappearance, but a shameful town secret someone will kill to protect.

ASHES and BONE is an action packed thriller packed with psychological suspense and a shocking twist.
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Before There Was You by Denise A. Agnew

BeforeThereWasYou600x800Kidnapped in a foreign country, Lana Burns’ faith in herself and the world has been shaken to the core. Once home, she finds her world mangled into nightmares and depression. Refusing to give in to fear and torment, she searches for answers. Now she must escape a dark mental place before it swallows her whole.

Former Force Recon Marine Aaron MacPherson made it through war without a scratch, but he doesn’t count thick scars carved into his mind, threatening to unhinge his happiness forever. His equilibrium teeters on the edge, his battle moving from combat to everyday life. One wrong word from a total stranger sends him on a path to destruction.

Both Lana and Aaron have seen hell, and group therapy might show them the way out. Forging a link between them could prove perilous to their hearts. When danger strikes without warning, Aaron and Lana must use their bond to create a way to survive the night.

BEFORE THERE WAS YOU is available from the author’s website, Liquid Silver Books and All About Romance.

 *****

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. A paranormal investigator, Denise looks forward to exploring the unknown.  Visit Denise’s website at www.deniseagnew.com

Vehemence by J.J. Hensley

vehemenceIn this short story by critically acclaimed novelist J.J. Hensley (RESOLVE), we learn that Ronald Blyte has made a series of poor life choices that have placed him neck-deep in the drug trade. When his co-conspirators turn on him, Blyte pays an excruciating price for his sins. After Blyte discovers the woman he loves was caught up in an attack planned by his former accomplices, he decides there is no expiration date on vengeance and that the guilty parties will have to answer — in this life or the next.

Includes two bonus short stories.

VEHEMENCE is available from Amazon.

 *****

J.J. Hensley is a former police officer and former Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service. He lives with his wife and daughter near Pittsburgh, PA. He is an avid distance runner and the author of the critically-acclaimed novel RESOLVE. Visit the author on Goodreads and at www.hensley-books.com orhttps://www.facebook.com/hensleybooks.

Mr. Hensley’s novel RESOLVE was a winner of a BEST OF 2013 AWARD, presented by Suspense Magazine.

He is a member of the International Thriller Writers.

A Burning Desire by J. R. Lindermuth

A Burning Desire by J. R. LindermuthSixth in the Sticks Hetrick crime series

The past comes back to haunt former police chief Daniel “Sticks” Hetrick and his protégé, Officer Flora Vastine as an outbreak of arson shakes residents of rural Swatara Creek, Pennsylvania.

At first, the minor nature of the fires inclines authorities to see them as pranks, possibly the work of juveniles. Then, tension increases in the wake of a murder at the site of one fire and an increase in the value of targets.

A BURNING DESIRE is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Whiskey Creek Press.

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J. R. Lindermuth is the author of 12 novels, including six in the Sticks Hetrick mystery series set in a fictional rural community near Harrisburg PA. A retired newspaper editor/writer, he is now librarian of his county’s historical society where he assists patrons with research and genealogy. He has published stories and articles in a variety of magazines. Additional information on his books and writing is available at www.jrlindermuth.net

A Danger to Himself and Others (Bomb Squad NYC: Incident 1) by J.E. Fishman

A Danger to Himself and Others by J.E. FishmanFirst book in the only series based on the real world of the NYPD Bomb Squad!

You’ve never seen cops like these. You’ve never experienced New York like this.

Bomb Squad Detective Manuel Diaz exists in a troubled state. A former Army bomb tech, he misses the adrenaline rush of combat and feels little if any love from his partner, Sergeant Sandy Kahn. When he brings home the pressures of his job, it causes fights with his beautiful roommate, Jennifer. And, as if that weren’t enough, he also harbors a torturous secret.

When one disabled army veteran blows himself up in front of an Armed Forces Recruiting Station in Times Square and another blows himself up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, all of Diaz’s worries become magnified. More than anything else, Manny wants to prove these incidents aren’t suicides. But is he right? If not suicides, what’s going on here? Can he solve the cases without revisiting all of the things that haunt him from combat? Can he solve them without driving himself insane?

Series Technical Consultant Lt. Mark Torre, Commander of the NYPD Bomb Squad
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After Burn by Kathleen Lawless

After Burn coverThe Heat is On!  A string of seemingly meaningless arson fires baffles former homicide detective, Lt. Matt Nicols.  Until a charred corpse is discovered in the ruins, leaving him to discover the victim’s identity and the motive.  What he doesn’t need is his every step dogged by the all-too-perky head of the Insurance Crimes Prevention Bureau, Erica Johnson.  Particularly when he learns there is a pool in the station house as to who cracks the case first, and Erica is the popular favorite.

Erica only wants to do her job, with or without the help of Lt. Nicols.  What she doesn’t expect are the sparks flaring between them, generating a different type of fire.  Or the  deadly secrets from Erica’s childhood their investigation will uncover.

“An awesome romantic suspense that keeps you on the edge of your seat waiting  for the culprit to be revealed AND the arson investigators to set a fire of their own. AFTER BURN is hot, sexy, and impossible to put down.”  Amy Brantley, A Girl and her Kindle.

AFTER BURN is available from Amazon.

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Kathleen Lawless is the award-winning author of over 20 novels and novellas.  She believes red wine is a basic food group and knows first hand that oysters are a natural aphrodisiac.  This mother of three lives with her own real life hero, Steel, which seems only fitting since years before they met she wrote a book with a hero named Steel.
This is her first collaboration with Lea Tassie.

Everything To Lose by Gordon Bickerstaff

Everything To Lose cover 14abEverything To Lose

Captain Zoe Tampin’s mission brief is simple.

The Lambeth Group is sending scientist Gavin Shawlens to infiltrate a research group planning to launch a product based on old Nazi research. Zoe and her Special Forces team must cover Gavin’s back.

The research has backfired and people are disappearing then Gavin stumbles into the clutches of a family of adept criminals and the mission is compromised.

Zoe discovers she is up against forces much more powerful and determined than she anticipated.

Past events in Gavin’s life catch up with him. A powerful man in the USA decides that Gavin must die to prevent exposure of a 60-year old secret capable of world-changing and power-shifting events.

Time is running out for Gavin Shawlens and the mission.

Non-stop thrilling story of a heroine with brains and a skill set for extreme danger.
Electric action with bare-knuckle twists.
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Strike Price by L. A. Starks

StrikePrice 800When several people involved in bidding for an oil refinery are murdered, the situation becomes far more than a billion-dollar business deal.

A self-made woman, Lynn Dayton fights to save lives after escalating attacks eventually reveal a hired assassin’s plan to draw another global power into dangerous confrontation with the United States over trillion-dollar oil stakes.

Are the killers rogue civil servants challenging the Cherokees’ financial independence, Sansei operatives again wreaking violence, or sinister investors swapping the bidding war for a real one?

Lynn Dayton and Cherokee tribal executive Jesse Drum must learn to trust each other so they can find and stop the killers. Can sobering up really be fatal? How have so many of the deaths been made to appear accidental? Who’s creating weapons with modern poisons and ancient Cherokee arts?

If you’re looking for big business wheeling-and dealing, international intrigue, murder, mayhem and high-geared action, you’ve come to the right place. Toss in a charming and nervy protagonist like Lynn Dayton and L.A. Starks’ STRIKE PRICE is right on the money. Well-written, well-plotted and well worth a reader’s time…”
Carlton Stowers – - – two-time Edgar winner
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Sleeping Dogs: The Awakening by John Wayne Falbey

Sleeping Dogs[1]The President of the United States has been targeted for assassination—by his own party’s power structure. A national election is pending and the killing must look as if the opposition party is responsible. Desperate to prevent the crime and avoid an overwhelming defeat, the opposition turns to the only force that can stop it this late in the game—a mysterious hunter-killer team known only as the Sleeping Dogs. This blackest of black ops units was formed to carry out the wettest, most illegal missions. But a U.S. President, fearing exposure of the unit’s existence could spark an international crisis, ordered its members terminated with extreme prejudice. They faked their deaths in a plane crash and went underground. Now, 20 years later, they are asked to leave the safety of their anonymity and risk their lives for their country one more time.

A seemingly unconnected car crash rapidly escalates into a series of plot twists and rising body count involving Russian agents, crooked politicians, Ukrainian gangsters, a billionaire international arbitrageur, a secret society of individuals in the military and intelligence communities, the CIA, a doggedly determined FBI agent, and the six deadliest men on earth—the surviving Sleeping Dogs. Sleeping Dogs: The Awakening is a techno-political spy thriller that combines relentless action, crisp dialogue, fully drawn characters, and thought provoking plot twists
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Devil Eye by Rebecca Jean Downey

Devil Eye by Rebecca Jean DowneyRemote viewer Penny Larkin is hired by the US Marshals Service to track down low level gun trafficker Juan Rico and finds herself as part of the weapons cargo on its way to Mexico. She will have to find a way to save herself in a country where thousands of women have been killed or gone missing.

This is a haunting sequel to the author’s break out novel, The Middle Eye. Both books are set along the U.S.-Mexico border. In each novel, Penny Larkin solves crimes by using her skills as a controlled remote viewer, a technique developed by the CIA in the 1970s to spy on the Soviet Union.

“Rebecca Jean Downey `astonishes me’, to borrow Diaghilev’s response to Jean Cocteau. It is rare to discover a debut novel that has not only a story line that is compelling, but also is coupled with the author’s sensitive attention to character development that takes them beyond the precise three dimensional figures and broadens their impact by addressing universal issues.”
Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer
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Final Witness by James Scott Bell

Final Witness CoverA cold-blooded killer is destroying all who oppose him. Will there be a final witness to the truth?

Young, idealistic law clerk Rachel Ybarra has just been handed a career-making opportunity––helping in the prosecution of an infamous leader of the Russian Mafia. But when the star witness turns up dead, Rachel discovers the case is not merely a battle for the truth––it’s a battle for her life.

The Legal Thriller That Won The First Christy Award for Suspense!

“In this fast-paced story of good vs. evil, Bell expertly creates a believable picture of federal law-enforcement activities. But it’s the more immediate struggle between Rachel and an absolutely chilling villain that will have readers biting their nails until the very end.” - – Susan Dunman for CBA Marketplace

FINAL WITNESS is available from Amazon, Amazon UK and Barnes & Noble.

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James Scott Bell is a national bestselling author and #1 bestselling writing coach. He lives and writes in Los Angeles.

Sleep No More by Billie Sue Mosiman

Sleep No More - smA short story with a bleak look at a girl gone bad–a girl who always wanted to be good. Sasha is in with a group involving three men, one of whom is her lover. They’ve done heists together before, but nothing like the one Carter plans. Throw in an arrogant, big-mouthed attorney, a jittery home invasion, and four people who are bottom-feeders of society, and you have a prescription for disaster.

Included is an excerpt from Mosiman’s latest short story collection, SINISTER-TALES OF DREAD.

SLEEP NO MORE is available from Amazon.

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Billie Sue Mosiman is an Edgar and Stoker nominated author. Her latest suspense novel, THE GREY MATTER, will be published by Post Mortem Press May 2014.

Captivated (Book 2 in the Bruised Series) by Stacy-Deanne

SD_Captivated_453x680When she first lays eyes on Mya Riley’s slashed up body, Baltimore Detective Lisa Swanson is certain that the Sandman, a ruthless serial killer from her past has reemerged. Lisa dives headfirst into the case with her partner Dee, and lovesick Winston Lewis, a detective who grows more captivated with Lisa by the day.

The Sandman wreaks bloodthirsty havoc throughout the city, and this time he is determined to make Lisa his victim.

Armed with intense hatred for the Sandman and a stifling fear of who might end up dead next, Lisa struggles to solve the case by the book. But when the Sandman switches up his plan and goes after her lover Jake…Lisa ignores all the rules.

CAPTIVATED is available from Amazon.

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Stacy-Deanne (Dee-Anne) is a published novelist of interracial romantic suspense and mystery novels. She started writing professionally in 1997 when she was nineteen years old. Stacy grew up loving the suspense genre. Her idols are Edgar Allan Poe and Alfred Hitchcock. Her love for Psycho and many of his movies fueled her fire for suspense.

She was born, raised, and resides in Houston, Texas.

http://www.stacy-deanne.net

Stalk Me by Richard Parker

StalkMeCoverYour worst nightmare just went viral…

After being involved in a severe car accident and a vicious roadside assault, Beth Jordan wakes briefly to discover a coach party of students recording the aftermath with their phones.

Beth furiously attacks the crowd before being restrained and lapsing into a coma.

When she wakes in hospital, Beth is horrified when she’s told the video clips have been shared online and that millions of people around the world have now seen the incident.

The driver of the car she collided with has vanished without trace and Beth needs the recordings to help piece together exactly what happened.

But somebody is viciously murdering the owners of the clips and deleting them. What is concealed within those moments and can she find the survivors before the digital fragments of the event disappear forever?
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Before You by Jenna Bennett

Before You with taglineIT’S ALL FUN AND GAMES…

Cassandra Wilder had a simple plan for spring break.

Sun, sand, and a hot guy. Sex on the beach, with no strings attached.

She got her wish when she met Tyler McKenna.

UNTIL SOMEONE GETS HURT.

But then young women start turning up at Key West landmarks – young women who look like Cassie, but with one crucial difference: they’ve all been drugged and relieved of their virginity.

And Cassie begins to wonder whether there’s more to Ty than meets the eye.

Suddenly, sex on the beach doesn’t sound so good anymore…
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Fractured Trust: A Renee Steele Legal Mystery by R. Barri Flowers

Fractured Trust_coverFrom R. Barri Flowers, award winning criminologist and internationally bestselling author of legal thrillers, Persuasive Evidence, State’s Evidence, and Justice Served, comes a gripping new legal suspense novel, Fractured Trust: A Renee Steele Legal Mystery.

It is 1982 and assistant prosecuting attorney Renee Steele works for the Sex Crimes Unit of the Akers County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, in the Sparrow’s Crossing, Michigan.

In her latest case, Renee prosecutes wealthy businessman, Kurt Bochner, accused of raping a young woman during a date.

Alice Prescott, a cocktail waitress and aspiring model claims the former local college star quarterback of date raped her.

The case hits close to home for Renee, who was the victim of date rape thirteen years earlier while in law school. She never pressed charged against her assailant, but the crime had affected both her professional and personal life.
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Extricate by Graham Wynd

extricate ebook 72ppiLove hurts…but that’s the way she likes it.

EXTRICATE is a violent tale of sexual obsession, unfolding on the dark streets of a nowhere town. Peter falls for Judy the instant he lights her cigarette, but she’s his best mate’s girl — and he’s already married. He decides to begin removing obstacles — starting with his wife. How far will he be willing to go? How far does lifelong friendship go when he finally meets the woman of his peculiar dreams?

‘EXTRICATE is a twisty- turny noir tale of dishonor amongst thieves that is skewered with hot lust and cold blooded murder.’
~ Paul D. Brazill, author of Guns Of Brixton and Gumshoe

‘Crime meets erotica in a fevered novella. Graham Wynd has written a fluid and tight story with vivid characters in situations that are inextricably charged with a sexuality from which you will find it hard to extricate yourself.’
~ Richard Godwin, author of One Lost Summer, Apostle Rising and Mr Glamour
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