A woman searching for a sister lost at sea. A man bent on finding lost treasure. A mother who has lost all hope. A maniac who believes all life exists for his pleasure. The man who would keep them all safe.
Together, they will all seek below the waves for treasures long buried, and riches beyond belief. But those treasures hide something. Something ancient, something dark. A creature that exists only to feed on those that would enter into its realm. A creature… of The Deep.
“…a great novel with terror in the depths of the ocean, and intense moments that kept my mind active all throughout…. Highly recommended!” – Horror After Dark
Destined to Meet is a contemporary romance novel by Devon Vaughn Archer, bestselling author of such passionate love stories as Aloha Fantasy, Christmas Heat, Kissing The Man Next Door, Pleasure in Hawaii, Private Luau, and To Find That Love Again.
Never in her wildest dreams
In Lake Barri, Colorado, bestselling children’s book author Courtney Hudson didn’t date, didn’t go barhopping and definitely didn’t do one-night stands. But when she decided to bust loose for one night, who would have guessed the beautiful young widow would end up in the bed of a sexy, good looking hunk from Alaska?
Detective Lloyd Vance had moved to the lower forty-eight to escape a troubled past. And after a single, sizzling night of passion with Courtney, he knew he had made the right move. But then tragedy strikes, and Lloyd and Courtney get swept up in a twist of fate that threatens to destroy their burgeoning affair and all the wonderful possibilities it presents….
Launching Imajin Books’ new Imajin Qwickies™ imprint, international bestselling author Cheryl Kaye Tardif introduces us to her E.Y.E. Spy Mystery series with Book 1, E.Y.E. OF THE SCORPION…
When Eileen Edwards, a former-cop-turned-PI, is given the task to find a missing street kid named Zipper, she has no idea what she has let into her life. Not only did the boy witness a murder, he’s now being hunted by at least one motorcycle gang. Finding Zipper is the easy part; keeping him alive is the challenge.
As a killer prowls the streets of Vancouver looking for the kid, Eileen discovers that Zipper not only can’t remember what he saw, he’s also hiding a shocking secret. With the assistance of Constable Larry Norman from Eileen’s old Gang Task Force unit, she helps to expose a ruthless killer, and in the process, Eileen learns that sometimes one must let go of the past in order to move forward.
Spawned from the depths of every parent’s worst nightmare, Jillian Beckett’s 16 year old troubled son is charged with murder. He’s unable to remember what happened and swears he’s off drugs, but should she believe him? Her ex-husband doesn’t. The high-priced lawyer she hired doesn’t. Where does motherly instinct intersect with reality?
Afraid and alone, she reluctantly enlists the help of her son’s football coach to find the truth of what happened. As they battle to uncover the guilty party, confidences are shattered, lives are on the line, while her son is one step closer to spending his life behind bars.
Annabella Cordova quickly becomes embroiled in the conspiracy involving the university she studies at. When her roommate goes missing, it becomes very personal. Her ability to read facial and body language in people leads her to discover parallels from an earlier century.
Two men, centuries apart, initiated for violent purposes, unmasking an organisation long-forgotten, and reviving a criminal mastermind never apprehended.
In the time in which one man roams the streets of Whitechapel in the 19th century, and the other stalks the halls of Seville University in the 21st century. My debut international thriller, Initiated to Kill, takes the reader from past to present, connecting these two men in a way only one organisation can control.
Romance Lovers 5-Book Bundle contains five complete contemporary romance novels by international bestselling authors Devon Vaughn Archer & R. Barri Flowers, including Destined to Meet, Forever Sweethearts, Kissing the Man Next Door, Love at the Sea Bluffs Lodge, and To Find That Love Again; along with bonus time travel romance novelette, Billy the Kid’s Wife.
Destined to Meet by Devon Vaughn Archer
In Lake Barri, Colorado, bestselling children’s book author Courtney Hudson didn’t date, didn’t go barhopping and definitely didn’t do one-night stands. But when she decided to let loose for one night, who would have guessed the beautiful young widow would end up in the bed of a sexy, good looking hunk from Alaska? Police detective Lloyd Vance had moved to escape a troubled past. And after a sizzling night of passion with Courtney, he knew he had made the right move. But then tragedy strikes, and Lloyd and Courtney get swept up in a twist of fate that threatens to destroy their burgeoning affair and all the wonderful possibilities it presents.
Eight leotards and a ball gown—that’s what Tor Maddox packed for her summer ballet intensive in New York. Pity she never arrived. Kidnapped once by the good guys and once by the bad ones, Tor finds herself involved in a high seas adventure featuring princesses and pirates, a wedding ring, and the guy she thought she’d never be allowed to see again, junior man-in-black Rick Turner.
Tor’s fake employee ID badge promises “Your Fantasy Starts Here.” It couldn’t be more mistaken.
“Happy Granny” recommends it for: Anyone young or old who loves adventure and light romance
I can only say one thing after reading all three of the Tor Maddox books and being told it was just a trilogy…..”Oh spit!”
“Energetically plotted, never-sure-where-it’s-going pure entertainment.” — Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
“VENGEANCE is a thriller with bite that will turn its own pages… Pinkerton plays all the right notes.” — Crimespree Magazine
“Pinkerton has written a winner… a neatly packaged, taut-as-a-bowstring thriller… that fans of Harlan Coben and John Grisham should swallow whole.” — Horror World
A firefighter and a former soldier have survived an apocalypse, but there is still danger lurking in the winter light…
Firefighter Juliet Van Pelt’s strength comes from previous adversity, but there’s an arsonist in town who wants to crank up the heat. When threatening letters target her, she turns to the one man she has never forgotten.
Former Army Ranger and sniper Mark O’Day can’t forget the woman he met months ago when their city was in chaos and they shared a dangerous moment. When opportunity brings her into his life again and danger threatens, he knows there is no alternative but to keep her close and never let her go.
This is the first in my series of full-length historical naval novels to hit the electronic age. The series, about a sea officer in the 18th century British Navy called William Bentley, was started, and continues, as a riposte to the overly romantic view promulgated by many novels in the genre. Far from being a brave, good-hearted, humane young midshipman, destined to grow into a daring and brilliant captain and beyond, Bentley seems determined to become as cruel and despotic as his uncle Daniel Swift, who has secured him a place on the frigate Welfare.
Sailing to a unknown destination under sealed orders, Swift treats his crew with the utmost savagery, picking, like the consummate bully he is, on the weakest and most vulnerable in a crew of largely pressed men. One of them, a lost and lonely shepherd boy, he eventually beats to death, causing Bentley to go head-to-head with a smuggler called Jesse Broad who – out of horror and despair – is fomenting bloody mutiny.
Former Army helicopter pilot Raina Sanchez, grounded after being shot down and desperate to be back in the air, plunges into a brave new world of stealth-killing micro-drones.
But her loyalties take a potential detour when she begins to understand a chilling reality. In an America where surveillance devices as small as insects are secretly piloted into places most would never imagine, public and private forces large and small are maneuvering to control them with inevitable consequences.
With personal allegiances and even love weighing in the balance, Raina soon confronts a threat that may alter the course of history.
Philis had been enjoying himself in Tokyo and he wasn’t best pleased when Pawson,the head of SR(2), reassigned him to East Berlin. A duly constituted court of the German Democratic Republic had already sentenced Philis to death in absentia.As he’d pointed out to Pawson,affording target practice to an East German firing squad wasn’t one of his life’s ambitions.And this was before he’d even heard of Mueller, the Bishop he was supposed to nursemaid,a slightly unconventional cleric who’d graduated from mass murder to links with international terrorism.It wasn’t long before Philis found himself enmeshed in an explosive sequence of events which led him halfway across Europe before culminating in a murderous treasure hunt in the Italian mountains.
“Philis is an archetype:the independent,capable operative who can kill,who can flout authority,who is the hero of every man’s dreams.” Newgate Callendar, The New York Times Book Review
A tale of high adventure about a man who is blackmailed by British intelligence into helping to smash an international drug-smuggling ring in Brazil. The man is Philis, a British expatriate living in Santos. All he wants is to be left to mind his own business which happens to be a thriving black-market operation, importing necessities such as Scotch whisky and American cigarettes. His nemesis is Pawson, the head of SR(2), who isn’t at all scrupulous about what pressure he brings to bear. It doesn’t take Philis very long to appreciate that he’s been set up as a very expendable fall guy.
“The best newcomer to the thriller scene for many a year.” The Times
“Tough ,exciting reading.” Best Sellers
“This delicious bit of nastiness in the Latin drug smuggling scene kept me up all night. Tense suspense if ever there was.” Robin Moore (Author of The French Connection)
Book One: The United States Navy All-Star Exhibition Baseball Team boasts fifteen superb athletes who will face the Emir of Qatar’s personal baseball team in his private, climate controlled, domed stadium. There’s only one catch—the United States Navy doesn’t have an All-Star baseball Team.
A special team of elite warriors is assembled from the SEALs, Marine Recon, Army Rangers and the CIA to be used as a rapid deployment force when unconventional or covert operations are needed anywhere on the globe. Using the baseball team as a cover story, the Navy All-Stars fly to Qatar to find the leader of the New Wahabi Jihad and prevent a terrorist attack. Intelligence leads point to missing Sarin gas from Syria, and possible targets include The Al Udeid Air Base in Doha, as well as the new soccer stadium built for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar—a location chosen perhaps because of a few million dollars in bribery money.
Following in the tradition of the bestselling Black Pulp from Pro Se Press, from today’s well-known authors and up and comers drops Asian Pulp, a collection of stories featuring characters of Asian origin or descent in short stories that run the gamut of genre fiction — female gunslingers, swinging sixties-era spies, fallen noir protagonists and lords of hidden jungles. The collection includes work by Naomi Hirahara (Murder on Bamboo Lane), Gigi Pandian (USA Today bestseller), Steph Cha (Beware, Beware), Henry Chang (Death Money) Gary Phillips (Warlord of Willow Ridge) with an intro by Leonard Chang, co-producer of the recent crime drama, Justified. In e-book and tradepaper.
“And here we’ve arrived, with me introducing ASIAN PULP, an anthology that I would’ve sought out and kept as my Bible had it appeared when I was first a struggling student, then a struggling writer, then an adult searching for answers. Although I’ve found a modicum of peace and harmony in my composition of opposites, I look forward to further entertainment and insight within these pages. Perhaps even answers. I hope you find some too.” — Leonard Chang from his introduction in Asian Pulp
An experimental drug that treats spinal cord injury.
A diabolical woman working in the shadows of the pharmaceutical industry who will stop at nothing to obtain the drug and the riches it will bring.
A young attorney’s startling death defies explanation – was she murdered?
The doctor, his wife, and their two young children are swept into a firestorm of murder, greed, intrigue, and violence – can they survive?
“Nerve Damage” mirrors the real world of emergency care with life or death action revealed with authenticity and emotion.
A medical suspense-thriller written by a physician-author with more than 20 years experience in level one trauma/acute care ERs.
A Cold War novella. In early 1971, career intelligence officer Dix Apodaca gets drawn into a KGB deception operation in Berlin, when the Russians try to recruit a poster girl for the Revolution, active in the antiwar movement and very possibly the Red Brigades.
Once again, as in his excellent novel, “Black Traffic,” David Edgerley Gaates deftly captures the essence of the Cold War in divided Berlin, this time in the early 1970’s. Readers will recognize characters from the earlier novel, a continuity I personally enjoy. With the impact of .50 caliber slugs striking the battlefield, Gates move the story along at a rapid pace, trapping the reader in the plot and not permitting him to escape until the story is finished. This is definitely a single-sitting read. The story of how the KGB engineers a deception operation with a long-term goal is in no way far-fetched. The description of the radical anti-war movement in Germany in the 1970’s brings back chilling memories of those days and their tragic consequences. ~ Michael R. Davidson
Murder and mayhem with the Cambridge lads!
Amateur detectives Jonty Stewart and Orlando Coppersmith seem to have nothing more taxing on their plate than locating a missing wooden cat and solving the dilemma of seating thirteen for dinner. But one of the guests brings a conundrum: a young woman has been found dead, and her boyfriend is convinced she was murdered. The trouble is, nobody else agrees.
Investigation reveals that several young people in the local area have died in strange circumstances, and rumours abound of poisonings at the hands of Lord Toothill, a local mysterious recluse. Toothill’s angry, gun-toting gamekeeper isn’t doing anything to quell suspicions, either.
Summer Redding thought the blindingly handsome jock who’d loved and left her years ago had died in the Washington Massacre. She grieved for her lost golden boy as the rest of the country mourned their dead—until she comes home to find a very alive Jack Delvaux waiting for her with a devastating secret that turns her life upside down.
No longer the carefree man he was in his youth, this Jack is dark, hard and dangerous; a fifteen-year veteran of the CIA hungry for answers…and hungry for her. The rich, good-looking charmer who broke her heart once before would have been easy to resist, but this man, this powerful man? Summer needs him, and he knows it.
When Jack’s mission uncovers evidence of government involvement in the Massacre—and plans for another attack—he’s primed for revenge. But he has more than vengeance to live for now, and when Summer’s life is threatened, it’s nearly Jack’s undoing. Someone taking shots at his woman? That’s a dead man walking.
The second Jack Strider thriller. After his god-daughter dies in a bizarre ship incident, Strider begins a high-level, dangerous investigation of an oil tycoon’s deepwater drilling platform in the Pacific. What he learns is terrifying–the mogul is trying to tap massive stores of methane and other gas. But one mistake could cause an eruption–and a tsunami–that could wipe out America’s west coast.
DEEP TIME is available from Amazon.
Rob Sangster is an award-winning author, Stanford lawyer, newspaper columnist, sailor, rock climber, and has traveled in 110 countries so far. He and his mystery writer wife divide their time between homes in Memphis and on the wild coast of Nova Scotia.
Why would a woman take a child into an abandoned warehouse late at night and leave her there? Alex doesn’t want to know. Living in the alley in her old van, she has hit rock bottom and is fighting to keep herself alive and safe. But it seems she hasn’t quite given up all that makes her human. Now she must decide how far she is willing she go to save the child. Would she take a life? And is her own life more important than that of an unknown child?
SAVING KALI is available from Amazon.
Phyllis Smallman’s first novel, MARGARITA NIGHTS, won the inaugural Unhanged Arthur award from the Crime Writers of Canada after being shortlisted for the Debut Dagger in the U.K. and the Malice Domestic in the U.S.. Her writing has appeared in both Spinetingler Magazine and Omni Mystery Magazine. The Florida Writer’s Association awarded CHAMPAGNE FOR BUZZARDS a silver medal for the best mystery and her fifth book, HIGHBALL EXIT, won an IPPY award in 2013. LONG GONE MAN won the Independent Publisher’s IPPY Gold Award as best Emystery/thriller in 2014. The Sherri Travis mystery series was one of six chosen by Good Morning America for a summer read.
Before turning to a life of crime, Smallman was a potter. She divides her time between a beach in Florida and an island in the Salish Sea.
Visit her website at www.phyllissmallman.com
Sophie Doyle is not having a good day. She’s without a car, because hers was stolen. She’s without a washer and dryer, because hers tanked on the same day. She’s overslept because of a power outtage and when she finally arrives late for work, she’s told her employment is terminated due to budget constraints. Could things get any worse?
Never ask, “What next?”
Hit in the crosswalk by red-light runner, Sophie finds herself dead on the sidewalk, observing a good Samaritan trying to resuscitate her. Suddenly, she thrust into a tunnel of incredibly bright light, where she meets…God? Sophie likes it in Heaven where it’s nice and warm and welcoming, but she’s told she can’t stay. Her assignment? Return to the earthly plane to save a man by saving his daughter Bella.
“If you like Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum I think you will really like Amber Fox – I know I do.” ~ Martha’s Bookshelf
When feisty insurance investigator Amber Fox lands in Las Vegas to tie the knot with her fiancé, Brad Beckett, she’s got three things on her mind: fun, relaxation, and lots of honeymoon action.
But after one wardrobe malfunction and a botched Elvis-themed ceremony, Amber’s personal life is in overload, and her lucky knickers definitely aren’t working their magic. And if that wasn’t enough to ruin her special day, Amber finds herself in the middle of investigating the disappearance of an exotic dancer and working undercover in a gentleman’s club, Polesque, bringing a whole new meaning to seeing the Vegas Strip.
The Maltese Falcon was no mere tale. The fabulous jeweled golden bird really existed. Still exists, according to the last words of a dying man. Ayesha Ryder is on its trail, for reasons other than the Falcon itself. It is said to contain a clue to the lost burial place of King Harold of England – seen as a potent symbol by ruthless politicians determined to break up the UK and create a new, independent, English Kingdom. The Falcon may contain a second clue, one few would believe.
Labeled an assassin, hunted by Scotland Yard and Dame Imogen Worsley of MI5, as well as those who want the Falcon and its secrets for themselves, Ayesha joins forces with Joram Tate, a mysterious librarian known to her friend Lady Madrigal, one-time lover of Lawrence of Arabia. With Ayesha’s attraction to Tate growing, they follow clues left by long dead knights to the tomb of a Saxon king, then to ruined Battle Abbey. When the trail leads them to the discovery of a stunning secret hidden for a thousand years beneath an English castle, Ayesha must battle modern killers with medieval weapons before confronting the evil that would destroy her nation.
In a tribute to Elmore Leonard, a computer nerd and an Island barmaid race against the mob; a shifty construction foreman encounters zombies and sex dungeons in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy; visitors review the Overlook hotel from THE SHINING; a psychotic virus hunter plans to unleash apocalypse during the panic of 2012; a kid who hides in the woods to scare urban legend hunters gets a surprise of his own, and eight more twisted, dark and funny tales that only Thomas Pluck could write. The latest collection from the author of BLADE OF DISHONOR and “Punk Dad Manifesto.”
“he combines jabs of clever humor with full-impact gut shots.” – Johnny Shaw, author of PLASTER CITY
“hardcore-clean writing delivered at warp speed.” -Andrew Vachss, author of SIGNWAVE and the Burke series
Former lawman Lute Donnelly reluctantly abandons his search for the bandits who killed his brother when Serene, the widow he loves, asks him to help her son move the herd cash-strapped Mormons have gathered as their tithe.
Lute’s desire for revenge is replaced by another more important goal when the bandits kidnap Serene and hold her ransom for the cattle.
“THE TITHING HERD is an ambitious, exciting, multi-layered Western adventure.” Wayne D. Dundee, author of Gunfire Ridge.
THE TITHING HERD is available from Amazon.
J. R. Lindermuth is the author of 14 novels, including six in his Sticks Hetrick crime series. A member of International Thriller Writers, he is currently vice president of the Short Mystery Fiction Society.
She was supposed to be a summer romance, but Raleigh fell fast for the only person who made him feel worthy of love. He was supposed to be a fling with a bad boy, but he made Mia feel alive … until a tragic accident tore them apart. Seven years later, fate throws them together and, with the same breath, threatens to separate them forever.
“An emotionally charged story about two people with wounded pasts, and deeply buried secrets, who find their way back to one another.”—New York Times bestselling author Patricia Rosemoor
“Falling Fast has wonderful characters you’ll hold in your heart forever. I couldn’t stop reading until I found out if these two star-crossed lovers would be able to survive all the challenges keeping them apart.”—New York Times bestselling author Kathy Clark
With Christmas around the corner, Franki Amato’s got visions of her sugarplum, Bradley Hartmann, dancing in her head. Now that she finally has some time off from her PI job, she’s cooking him up a special holiday treat, and it’s not figgy pudding. Her Yuletide plans are dashed, however, when her meddlesome Sicilian grandma goes missing, and she has to hurry home to Houston to investigate. All the evidence points to foul play, but then there’s a bizarre break in the case—one that makes her wonder whether her notorious nonna has been naughty or nice.
“Traci Andrighetti’s Franki Amato Mysteries have me tickled pink! Her smart, sassy heroine, wacky cast of characters, and vividly original settings had me glued to the page. I can’t wait to read more from this author!”
~ Gemma Halliday, New York Times bestselling author
Desperate to solve a global food shortage, ExoGen scientist Dr. Ella Masse oversees the creation and release of RC-714, a gene that unlocks millions of years of adaptation and evolution, allowing crops to use long dormant junk DNA to rapidly adapt to any environment. The world’s food supply grows aggressively, occupying every inch of earth, no matter how inhospitable. World hunger is averted. Humanity flourishes. RC-714 is digested, absorbed and passed on.
The Change affects small, fast breeding mammals first. They multiply with the same aggressive speed as the ExoGen plants, but a new, insatiable hunger drives them to violence. War between species breaks out. And then RC-714 reaches humanity, along with every other large creature on the planet. Civilization implodes, as every living thing that consumed the ExoGen crops begins to adapt to a world full of predators, accessing genes dating back to the beginning of life itself.
Life has been way too quiet for Tor Maddox since her fifteen minutes of CNN fame. Then agent-in-training Rick Turner reappears with what sounds like a simple assignment—to embed herself as his eyes and ears in her own high school. When she agrees to keep tabs on high school state swim champ Hamilton Parker for the Feds, she is plunged into the deep end of a sinister plot. Knowing that freedom, justice, and lives are at stake again, Tor jumps in feet first, but has she gotten in over her head this time?
When observe and report becomes kiss and tell, Tor’s first mission may blow up in her face.