New E-Releases

The Acheron Deception by Patrick F. Rooney

The Acheron Deception by Patrick F. RooneyAn espionage thriller, The Acheron Deception follows the exploits of an intrepid software developer that teams up with a female CIA agent to track down terrorists manipulating the stock market before attacks.

It’s 1987, and the prevailing winds of Glasnost have caught the Russian leadership by surprise… catapulting the confusion caused by the impending breakup of the Soviet Union to new levels. For KGB agent Mikhail Volkov and his brother, Vladimir, the chaos provides something else altogether–an opportunity to steal four nuclear weapons from a Russian test facility.

Sean McGowan, a quantitative analyst designing software for the securities industry, has come a long way from the trailer park where he grew up in New Mexico. He has a good life–wealth, influence, and the company of beautiful women–until the Volkov brothers decide they need his ultra-fast derivatives trading program for themselves. When his employer, Goldberg Cohen, rebuffs their takeover offers, they frame Sean and have him imprisoned.

Sean’s fortunes take a positive spin when CIA Agent Beate Nicholson recruits him to track down financiers manipulating the stock markets before terrorist strikes. But first, they must use their computer skills to thwart a massive cyber-attack against the world’s banking system.
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All In, All Out by Steve Myers

All In, All Out by Steve MyersViolent action crime novel centered on three brothers involved in robbing drug dealers. One brother, Dean, is a hard case with a past of robbing and killing. The robbery is set up by a crooked lawyer and a set of sexy mirror twins.

The perfect setup: rip off a drug deal for a million. Dean Powers knows that he and his brothers can take the money and run, but first he must kill and kill and keep killing. When will the killing and the running end?

Chapters are under sections named for the stages of a Texas Hold ‘em poker game. The short novel is fast and violent.

ALL IN, ALL OUT is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Damnation Books.

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I have been writing for some time. My first book was “The Enchanted Sticks” (first by Coward & McCann, then Penguin). Since then several stories & poems published. Most recently, “Garden of the Following Moon” (a thriller set in 1909) and “All In, All Out.” Four more novels are to be released in 2015.

Reversion by Amy Rogers

Reversion by Amy RogersRabies kills. Can it also cure?

Dr. Tessa Price knows what it’s like to lose a child to a genetic disease. To spare another mother this pain, she invents a radical new gene therapy that might save the life of seven-year-old Gunnar Sigrunsson. Unable to get regulatory approval to treat Gunnar in the US, she takes her clinical trial to the Palacio Centro Medico, a resort-like hospital on a Mexican peninsula where rich medical tourists get experimental treatments that aren’t available anywhere else.

When the hospital is taken over by a brutal drug cartel, Tessa hides with a remarkable trio of Palacio clients—rich Texan Lyle Simmons, his much-younger Brazilian girlfriend, and his protection dog, a German shepherd named Dixie, only to learn that the gangsters aren’t the only deadly threat they face. A rabies-like infection that began in the Palacio’s research chimpanzees has spread to humans. Tessa investigates and finds a shocking connection to her gene therapy experiment. In the wake of this discovery, Tessa must weigh the value of one human life against another—including her own.
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Soleil, Too! by Larry Bonner

Soleil, Too! by Larry BonnerFirst she showed the world how a naive Canadian beauty could turn into a force to be reckoned with in the high-octane thriller, Soleil Tangiere.

Now, in the off-the-rails sequel, Soleil musters her formidable strengths again in a life-and-death struggle against a range of international adversaries including a mysterious group of female assassins and a vicious criminal syndicate out of China.

An outrageous diamond heist at a Soviet mine in the Arctic Circle unleashes international pandemonium–and in a bizarre twist of fate, its Max Stepanov, the love of Soleil’s life, who’s in it up to his neck!

Part Everywoman, part larger-than-life heroine, Soleil once again shows herself to be one of the most heroic and fearless female protagonists in literature today.

“A beautiful yet brutal journey of self-discovery wrapped in an addictive fusion of noir fiction and suspense thriller…Lee Child’s Jack Reacher has nothing on Soleil!” — Kirkus Reviews

“Vibrant, thrilling, a vivid sense of place and a fearless young heroine that most women want to be and all men want to have…Soleil is dynamic!” — Clarion Reviews
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Measure Twice by J.J. Hensley

Measure Twice by J.J. HensleyMeasure Twice is J.J. Hensley’s stunning follow-up to RESOLVE, which was a named a finalist for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers organization.

Lester Mayton is struggling to break free from his addiction. In his particular case, the drug of choice is religion. Now with his wife dead and city officials to blame, Mayton is out for revenge. In order to commit the atrocities necessary to spread his message of justice, he must change his ways and become the evil he has always abhorred.

Pittsburgh Homicide Detective Jackson Channing is struggling to break free from his own addiction. His alcoholism may have already cost him his marriage and now threatens to sweep away his sanity. Ever since he and his partner were brutally tortured by a sadistic murderer, his life has spun out of control. Following a failed suicide attempt, Channing decides his life must have some meaning and the only way he can put the pieces back together is to break free of his addiction and commit acts of redemption.

When the body of a city official is discovered in a public location, the entire city of Pittsburgh bears witness to a form of evil that is difficult to comprehend. Channing learns the killer is patient, methodical, and precise. In order to stop the killing, Channing will have to pull his life together and come to terms with a secret that is tearing him apart.
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Graduate Circles: A Women’s Epistolary Novel by R. Barri Flowers

Graduate Circles by R. Barri FlowersFrom the award winning writer R. Barri Flowers and bestselling author of the heartfelt novel, Forever Sweethearts, comes a powerful and poignant women’s epistolary novel, Graduate Circles.

It is 1980, and college roommates, Jessica, Tammy, Kelly, and Gabriella, fresh off of receiving their MBAs from Michigan State University, spread across the globe and embark on their new lives, loves, careers, while experiencing the ups and downs, hopes and dreams, twists and turns, and success and failure that life brings.

Jessica Cleary returns to her hometown of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where she hopes to open a fashionable boutique and get her law student boyfriend, Brad, to put a ring on her finger.

Tammy Fontaine lands a job at a prestigious New York City literary agency as a junior agent and tries to find romance, while harboring a secret.

Kelly Roxmire, fluent in several languages, is hired as a management trainee at a bank in London, England, while dreaming of romance with a Cosmopolitan man.

Gabriella Weller returns home to Canada, where she gets a job teaching, though longing to become an author and catch a break when it comes to romance.
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Eye For Eye by L. J. Martin

Eye For Eye by L. J. MartinThey thought his Mexican wife was a squaw…and meant only to shame, but killed instead. Quint Reagan hung up his badge, sold his ranch, and with a Smith and Wesson Russian, two Colt’s, a Winchester and a coach gun went on the hunt. The Triple R had a hundred riders…but he only wanted to tack the hide of seven to the outhouse wall but the powerful owner was one of them. Sometimes revenge is the best medicine for a broken heart.

“This novella of the Montana west is an absolutely superb addition to the genre of classic Westerns. Every detail of the book is authentic – the idioms used, descriptions of the landscape, the handling of animals, how food was prepared and eaten, etc. This mastery of detail, large and small, shows the author’s familiarity with the period and contributes to the realism of the book. Even the mix of characters provides an accurate sense of the type of men and women, good and bad, who found themselves in the far west during heyday of Montana cattle ranching.”

“But this is scholarship. The narrative is marvelous, fast paced with enough conflict and tension to keep the pages turning. As the title suggests, this is a book about revenge. (The moral question: whether a good man is justified in taking his own revenge is left entirely to the reader, and I, for one, had no trouble with it.) I won’t discuss the plot further at the risk of spoiling it, but it’s a good one.”

“Anyone interested in the old West will love this addition to the genre. But the book should also appeal to anyone who likes a fast-paced read with an authentic, likeable hero and equally believable villains.”
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G5 Gee Whiz by L. J. Martin

G5 Gee Whiz by L. J. MartinThe repairman’s at it again, this time it’s a stolen fifty million dollar G5, the ultimate in business aircraft…and it’s not a common thief who’s the culprit, but an Air Force colonel with lots of firepower at his command. Mike Reardon and his buddies have their work cut out for them, and this time it takes them to the heart of South America. Another rip-roaring kick-ass adventure by acclaimed author L. J. Martin

Mike Reardon has earned more than a few bumps and bruises from his time in the military and his new line of work – recovery. What exactly does Mike recover, well what have you lost? With a crack team beside him and just enough money to motivate him, Mike with get the job done and still have time to warm a bed here or there.

The latest job Mike has accepted is the recovery of a very expensive, personal plane owned by a tech mogul with too much money and not enough good sense. The trail to locate the plane has him chasing himself but in the end Mike finds himself in Paraguay encountering nasty people who eat corruption for breakfast. Staying alive is always item number on the list but item number two is staying out of a foreign country’s jail where the hole they would drop him in has no bottom.
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The Bakken by L. J. Martin

The Bakken by L. J. MartinMike Reardon, the repairman… Got a problem? Mike Reardon, the repairman, can fix it. And Owens-McKittrick, whose V.P. is Mike’s old CO from Iraq, has a problem. Dope dealers run rampant in America’s hottest new oilfield, the Bakken, and it’s costing the company almost a million a year in accidents, off time, and workmen’s comp premiums. Mike Readon, as a Marine, was taught to search and destroy, now he’s got to do what he knows! Acclaimed action adventure writer L. J. Martin brings you the ultimate kick ass fiction…don’t pick this one up unless you’ve got time to read cover to cover.

“Just as Donald Hamilton found a voice for Matt Helm, Larry Martin has found a voice for Mike Reardon, the Repairman. But it isn’t an easy one; this is a tough book, filled with realistic violence. Putting the action against the backdrop of the oil fields, Martin has created a unique setting for an action story, and takes it down dark, unforgiving roads. We fight, and kill, and bleed with Reardon, and feel every twist of the plot in our guts, just as he does – which is just the way Larry Martin planned it. This is tough, hard, action writing, executed with fine craftsmanship – a rare thing these days – but it’s here in THE BAKKEN.” Courtney Joiner Amazon review
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The Repairman by L. J. Martin

The Repairman by L. J. MartinGot a problem? Mike Reardon, the repairman, can fix it. Your son in debt to his dope dealer? Your captain steal your plane or boat? Someone put a hit on you? Mike Readon, as a Marine, was taught to search and destroy, now he’s got to do what he knows! Acclaimed action adventure writer L. J. Martin brings you the ultimate kick ass fiction…don’t pick this one up unless you’ve got time to read cover to cover.

“The repairman introduces a new hero Mike Reardon. He is an ex marine with a sense of justice that makes him take on tough cases. He helps people and doesn’t let other peoples rules get in his way. A fast paced novel and an entertaining read.” Kris Patterson Amazon Review

THE REPAIRMAN is available from Amazon.

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L. J. Martin is the author of over 40 fiction and non-fiction works from Bantam, Avon, Pinnacle and Wolfpack Publishing. He lives in Montana with his romantic suspense novelist wife, Kat Martin. The Martin’s winter in coastal California.

Who’s On Top by L. J. Martin

Who's On Top by L. J. MartinMike Reardon thinks his new gig, finding an errant daughter of a NY billionaire will be a laydown…how wrong can one guy be? She’s tied up with an eco-terrorist group, who proves to be much more than that. And this time, the group he’s up against may be bad guys, or kids with their heart in the right place. Who gets lead and who gets a kick in the backside. And if things go wrong, the whole country may be at risk! Another kick-ass Repairman Mike Reardon thriller from acclaimed author L. J. Martin.

L.J. Martin’s Who’s On Top? is a rough-and-ready action adventure ride through the leathered beauty of western Montana. This time, “Repairman” Mike Reardon hurries to mend the damages of eco-terrorists hidden away among the mountainous mining and logging towns. Bars, booze, and a slick game of pool serve as the battlegrounds as well as animal testing laboratories and mink farms.

Will our no-nonsense hero save millionaire Remington’s “trust fund baby” daughter in time? Full of explosive action, bullet-biting suspense, and testosterone-fueled adventure, author Martin brings current political issues to the table while serving up some take-charge, no-questions-asked solutions. Passionate, gritty, and a little fed up, the Repairman reminds us it’s all about who’s on top—man or animal. Along with the brains, ex-Marine Pax, Reardon flexes a little muscle (and a well-trained trigger finger) to get the job done his way, while maintaining his loyal brotherhood of both old and new friends.
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Temple Mount by Keith Raffel

Temple Mount by Keith RaffelAfter selling his Silicon Valley company, Alex Kalman spends two years wondering what to do with his life. Then a deathbed request from his estranged grandfather sends Kalman on a quest that takes him from Washington’s corridors of power to ancient passages under Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. Finally, Americans, Arabs, and Israelis agree on something – the need to stop Alex Kalman.

“A terrific battle of wit and wills. Highly recommended for fans, like me, of action, history, secrets, and conspiracies.” Steve Berry

“Tightly woven, lightning-paced, and touching the heart, Temple Mount tells a story as old as time and as current as today’s headlines.” Cara Black

“Is it possible that the Ark of the Covenant is still somewhere under Jerusalem, waiting for discovery? Temple Mount made me believe. Silicon Valley meets Raiders of the Lost Ark–a sharp, pacy thriller that’s also a perfect armchair escape.” Joseph Finder
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With Intent To Deceive by David DeLee

With Intent To Deceive by David DeLeeHow far would you go to protect a friend? For bounty hunter Grace deHaviland and sheriff’s deputy Suzie Jensen the answer may be: until someone ends up dead.

Rhona Hasen says she didn’t kill her husband. The police say otherwise.

Still, Sheriff’s Deputy Suzie Jensen wants to believe her. Yet her efforts to investigate the murder go awry when Ro skips bail and Grace deHaviland—Columbus, Ohio’s top bounty hunter and Suzie’s best friend—takes the case.

Now pitted against her best friend in a race against time and with a deadly street gang out for blood, can Grace unravel the mystery of Rhona’s husband’s death in time to stop more murders—like Suzie Jensen’s and her own.

PIN MONEY
“This high-action trilogy features Grace deHaviland, a bounty hunter/skip tracer in Ohio. A masterful collection of three novellas, takes the reader through some truly harrowing cases with Grace and her friend, Suzie Jensen, a sheriff’s deputy. Readers will find themselves engaged with each and every one as they explore the dangerous job of bounty hunting. Grace is definitely one tough chick that readers will always remember.”
– SUSPENSE MAGAZINE
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The Best Corpse for the Job by Charlie Cochrane

The Best Corpse for the Job by Charlie CochraneBest Corpse for the Job by Charlie Cochrane is a contemporary cosy mystery with more than a dash of slash. In a typically English village setting, this story plays with the customary pieces – murder most horrid, the insider who helps the police, lashings of tea and cakes – in a modern way. Ideal for the reader who wants to see sympathetic gay characters in a genre that doesn’t always have them, and wants a bit of a twist to the traditional style of tale.

Tea and sympathy have never been so deadly.

Schoolteacher Adam Matthews just wants to help select a new headteacher and go home. The governors at Lindenshaw St Crispin’s have already failed miserably at finding the right candidate, so it’s make or break this second time round. But when one of the applicants is found strangled in the school, what should have been a straightforward decision turns tempestuous as a flash flood in their small English village.

Inspector Robin Bright isn’t thrilled to be back at St. Crispin’s. Memories of his days there are foul enough without tossing in a complicated murder case. And that handsome young teacher has him reminding himself not to fraternize with a witness. But it’s not long before Robin is relying on Adam for more than just his testimony.
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Brain Matters by J.R. Scott

Brain Matters by J.R. ScottReporter Alie McCull faces a political tempest of murder and deceit behind the backdrop of two corrupt government agencies. It is then that Alie discovers the Brain Matters.

One high-profile assassination. Two government agencies competing to bridle society with blackmail, mind-control and social engineering. And one vengeful reporter who will move heaven and earth to protect her stepson accused of a savage murder.

Alie McCull is followed by a trail of dead bodies as she unravels the truth of a conspiracy decades old. Using her reporter’s intuition is the only way she can solve the mystery and prove that, in the ugly face of corruption, the Brain Matters.

BRAIN MATTERS is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Turquoise Morning Press.

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J.R. Scott grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and currently resides in Southern California. He has worked as a former TV producer, independent film maker and standup comedian.

Wraith by James R. Hannibal

Wraith by James R. HannibalOriginally James R. Hannibal’s stand-alone debut, Wraith has been completely rewritten as a prequel to the Nick Baron covert ops series from Berkley Books, releasing on 4 November 2014.

After the towers fall on 9/11, Lieutenant Nick Baron and the rest of the 81st Fighter Squadron are desperate for action. But CENTCOM puts them on the sidelines, leaving the young Warthog pilots restless—and reckless. Then the unthinkable happens. During a high-risk training flight, Nick’s rookie wingman slams into the ground.

In the darkness that follows, Nick wonders if he will ever learn to trust a wingman again—or even learn to trust himself. He will soon find out. Despite the black mark on his record, Nick’s application to the elite Stealth Wing is approved. A recruiter for a new covert team has taken note of Nick’s unique combination of skills. Suddenly Nick is swept into Operation Cerberus—a top secret mission that will take him from a harrowing flight over a black testing facility to a fight for his life on the Iraqi Dunes.

“Hannibal demonstrates that high-tech weapons are only tools, and that it’s the people doing the fighting who win the day.”
– Publishers Weekly
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Gilt Trip by Arlene Kay

Gilt Trip, #3 – A Boston UnCommons Mystery

Eja Kane is a woman on a mission. The best-selling mystery author seeks the perfect wedding gift for her mega-rich fiancé. When she wanders into Shaolin City, a renown Back Bay dojo, it is kismet. Joined by ally and partner-in-crime, Anika Swann, she embarks on an ambitious self-improvement campaign. Progress is brisk until Eja and Anika stumble over a corpse.

Gilt Trip by Arlene KayPhaedra Jones had a chequered past that included commodities fraud and hanky-panky with every man in sight including Deming Swann’s clients. The dojo seethes with intrigue and buried secrets. Sexy sifu Justin Ming, Master Avery Moore, and one of Boston’s premier families join a long list of suspects with a grudge against the victim.

Deming aids Eja and his Mother in a frantic race to save his client while a clever killer watches from the sidelines. They soon find that all that glitters is definitely not gold.

“Arlene Kay sets the gold standard for Romantic Mysteries with Gilt Trip” Mary Jo Kim — Author of The Detective Mickie Li Mysteries.

GILT TRIP is available from Amazon.

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Arlene Kay spent twenty years as a Senior Executive with the Federal Government where she was known as a most unconventional public servant. Experience in offices around the nation allowed her to observe both human and corporate foibles and rejoice in unintentional humor.

Those locations and the characters she encountered are celebrated in a series of mysteries including INTRUSION (2011) and DIE LAUGHING (2012) both from Mainly Murder Press; THE ABACUS PRIZE (available now on Amazon); and the SWANN SERIES (SWANN DIVE; MANTRAP; and GILT TRIP); which will be available from Belle Bridge Books (SWANN DIVE in April, MANTRAP in July, GILT TRIP in October). She is currently writing the fourth installment of the Swann Series—LOOKBACK.

Ms. Kay holds graduate degrees in Political Science and Constitutional Law.

Shade Tolerance by L.E. Gent

Shade Tolerance by L.E. GentWhen someone has your face, your name, and is reliving your life down to the smallest detail, including sleeping with your husband, is there still a way for you find your happily ever after?

Season One – Episode 3

Michele must enter a fully staffed police station under false pretenses and steal evidence. At the same time, she is developing a strong attraction toward Austin.

SHADE INFINITY unfolds over six books of approximately 150 pages each (20,000 words) with the first five books ending in epic cliffhangers.

SHADE TOLERANCE is available from Amazon.

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Steve DeWinter is one of the best adventure authors in the world and he works tirelessly to keep up with the growing demand of readers wanting more across multiple genres.

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One Shade Darker by L.E. Gent

One Shade Darker by L.E. GentWhen someone has your face, your name, and is reliving your life down to the smallest detail, including sleeping with your husband, is there still a way for you find your happily ever after?

Season One – Episode 2

After being arrested, Michele gains an unlikely ally in her quest to find out what is happening to her. At the same time, her husband’s betrayal puts her life in jeopardy.

SHADE INFINITY unfolds over six books of approximately 150 pages each (20,000 words) with the first five books ending in epic cliffhangers.

ONE SHADE DARKER is available from Amazon.

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Steve DeWinter is one of the best adventure authors in the world and he works tirelessly to keep up with the growing demand of readers wanting more across multiple genres.

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One Shade of Black by L.E. Gent

One Shade of Black by L.E. GentWhen someone has your face, your name, and is reliving your life down to the smallest detail, including sleeping with your husband, is there still a way for you to find your happily ever after?

Season One – Episode 1

On the way to her weekly counseling session, Michele Black is shocked when she witnesses a woman, who looks exactly like her, jump from a bridge into the icy river below. Michele soon discovers that the woman was using her name, and her face, to steal her husband away from her, so she devises a plan to find out what’s going on; and save her marriage.

SHADE INFINITY unfolds over six books of approximately 150 pages each (20,000 words) with the first five books ending in epic cliffhangers.

ONE SHADE OF BLACK is available from Amazon.

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Steve DeWinter is one of the best adventure authors in the world and he works tirelessly to keep up with the growing demand of readers wanting more across multiple genres.

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The Kingdom – A Val Bosanquet Mystery (5) by A. J. Davidson

The Kingdom - A Val Bosanquet Mystery by A. J. DavidsonThe fifth title in the popular Val Bosanquet series. Val is asked to review a State Police investigation into the homicides of two deputies in the neighboring parish. Meanwhile, his friend Dave involves himself in the discovery of a mass grave dating from the War Between the States. Faced with opposition, resentment and a further murder, Val soon realizes that he has walked into a complex trap that could have life-changing consequences for the East Feliciana deputy sheriff.

THE KINGDOM is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iTunes.

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AJ Davidson is a traditionally published author and playwright, who, in Spring 2010, made the switch to Indie. He is keen to explore the potential of a rapidly changing publishing world, and is enjoying the closer contact with his readers that e-books afford.

AJ trained as a Social Anthropologist. Married for 32 years, he has two children, a Harrier hound and a cat called Dusty.

Not one for staying long in the same place, AJ has lived in many countries across several continents. He has worked as a pea washer, crane-driver, restaurateur and scriptwriter.

A member of the ITW. Represented by the Jonathan Williams Literary Agency.

Rules of the Kill by Lawrence Kelter

Rules of the Kill by Lawrence KelterThree men have been executed in very distinctive fashion and it’s up to FBI Special Agent Chloe Mather to bring their talented killer to justice.

The murderer is no dull boy, he’s that one in a million psychopath with the brains, discipline, and originality to take life after life and leave the authorities dumbfounded. Like most serial killers he lives for the rush and it takes a bigger thrill to get him off each successive time. His elaborately staged kills are nothing short of genius and the tableaus he creates taunt law enforcement’s best and brightest. It’s not enough for his victims to die; this villain seduces his marks with a game, a game designed to lure each man to his death.

Mather must build a composite of a murderer no one has ever seen and become expert in his bizarre MO. What begins as a cold case builds quickly into an inferno, but is Mather the hunter or the hunted? Find out why this monster is so terrifyingly lethal in Rules of the Kill.

“Lawrence Kelter reminds me of an early Robert Ludlum,” Nelson DeMille
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Beyond All Limits by J.T. Brannan

Beyond All Limits by J.T. BrannanThe USS Gerald R. Ford is America’s newest and most powerful aircraft carrier, an incredible mobile weapons platform that can spread US influence across the globe. But just as she is about to enter joint exercises with the Chinese navy, there is a military coup which results in a new Chinese government led by the megalomaniacal General Wu, who immediately orders the launch of the feared ‘Eastern Wind’ anti-ship missile.

The strike leaves the US carrier crippled in the middle of the East China Sea, her crew of thousands held hostage by further missile strikes. The US military is unable to respond, leaving China free to attack and reclaim Taiwan, with Japan also in their sights.

Due to the threat of nuclear reprisals, US President Ellen Abrams cannot order a conventional military response, and so she calls on Force One, a shadowy covert action group led by Mark Cole, to avert this global catastrophe.

Against tremendous odds, Cole and his team have to infiltrate China, a police state home to the world’s largest standing military, and rescue the remaining members of her old government from the depths of Beijing’s Forbidden City.
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Wild Nights by Tina Wainscott

Wild Nights by Tina WainscottGetting sent to Decadence, a hedonistic Caribbean resort, sounds like a plum assignment—until Saxby Cole finds out he’s to investigate a heinous scheme where innocent women are being drugged and prostituted to resort guests.

When Jennessy Shaw’s boyfriend dumps her right before their vacation, she goes to Decadence alone to explore her wild side. By the end of the first night, she’s not sure she has one. Which is why it’s so shocking when she wakes in a sexier-than-sin stranger’s room with no memory of the night before.

Sax would love nothing more than to send this sweet beauty home, but no way is Jennessy bailing. Not only does she find the scheme horrendous, now it’s personal. Jennessy turns out to be a valuable partner in the investigation, but he’s more surprised to find that his confirmed bachelor self needs her in other ways, too. As they work together to unearth the dark shadows of this island paradise, will they survive to explore her hidden wild side?

“Bad boys breaking rules and hearts and dishing up justice. Tina Wainscott nails it!”
Cindy Gerard, NYT best-selling author
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Dirty Deeds by Jenna Bennett 

Dirty Deeds by Jenna Bennett Book 9 in the USA Today bestselling Savannah Martin mystery series.

With hotels in downtown filled to capacity months in advance, real estate agent Savannah Martin decides to pick up some extra money renting out her empty East Nashville apartment. She’s living with her boyfriend, and the place is just sitting there, begging to be put to use.

But when her latest tenant ends up dead—strangled in Savannah’s bed by what might have been a paying customer—the promise of easy money quickly turns sour.

As the hunt for the killer leads to their shared hometown of Sweetwater, Tennessee, Savannah’s boyfriend, TBI agent Rafe Collier, is tapped to help with the investigation. But a familiarity with the town and the people in it isn’t necessarily a benefit when the main suspect in the murder is the man Savannah decided not to marry. The same man who has never forgiven Rafe for stealing her away…
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Blamed by Edie Harris

Blamed by Edie HarrisBorn into a long line of spies, sanctioned killers and covert weapons developers, Beth Faraday carried out her first hit-for-hire when she was still a teenager. That part of her life—the American spy royalty part—ended one year ago, with a job gone wrong in Afghanistan. But someone, somewhere, hasn’t forgotten what Beth did in Kabul. And they want revenge.

BLAMED is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Edie Harris studied English and Creative Writing at the University of Iowa and Grinnell College. She fills her days with writing and editing contract proposals, but her nights belong to the world of romance fiction. Edie lives and works in Chicago and is represented by Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency.

The Silent Hills by Derek Thompson

The Silent Hills by Derek ThompsonEveryone has a secret.

Peter Marlow has spent his life living a lie. And when he finds himself in Harlsden, after accidentally looting a safe, all he wants to do is lay low and disappear. But a chance encounter, out by the lake, changes everything.

Soon he’s thinking the impossible about all the things he’s denied himself – stablity, love and a future. There’s only one obstacle standing in his way – a husband who deserves no mercy.

When Evelyn Jarrowby offers him the spare room above her grocery store, Peter is drawn into a web of deceit and half-truths, and offered the chance to get closer to Sally Fletcher. But her husband, Dan Fletcher, is not the sort of man you can reason with: violence is the only language he understands.

Peter Marlow’s new life seems to be unravelling before it’s even begun, unless he’s willing to cross the line. Maybe Evelyn’s right when she says, “A man could drown in that lake and never be found; it’s that deep.”

ISBN: 978-1-61937-015-9

And even if he could bring himself to do it, what about the other villagers – what secrets are they keeping from him?
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Josh Rosen and Bubbe by L. A. Starks

Josh Rosen and Bubbe by L. A. StarksJosh Rosen is a recurring character in the Lynn Dayton thriller series. This story about Josh and his grandmother was inspired by a former neighbor who was a Holocaust survivor.

From the author: I worked on this story over a period of years. I kept setting it aside because it didn’t fit the narrative arc and pace of my thrillers. I recently found several versions of it and revised it again to be a stand-alone short story. While we are supposed to be somewhat immune to our own works particularly after countless revisions, the last paragraph of “Josh Rosen and Bubbe” can still bring tears to my eyes.

JOSH ROSEN AND BUBBE is available from Amazon.

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STRIKE PRICE, Starks’ second Lynn Dayton thriller, won best mystery/thriller in the Texas Association of Authors 2014 awards.

As in 13 DAYS: THE PYTHAGORAS CONSPIRACY (Lynn Dayton #1), STRIKE PRICE combines Starks’ technical and writing experience for authentic, realistic action. STRIKE PRICE and 13 DAYS have both received five-star reviews.

L. A. Starks was born in Boston, grew up in Oklahoma, and has lived in New Orleans, Chicago, New York, and Texas. She trained in engineering (BS-chemical engineering–Tulane) and economics (MBA-finance, University of Chicago). After working more than a decade for well-known energy companies, today she consults for a select number of clients, speaks to professional groups about energy economics, and analyzes energy policy and investment choices at her website http://starksenergyecon.com. and for Seeking Alpha.

Two of her short stories, “Robert and Therese Guillard: Choices,” and “A Time for Eating Wild Onions,” were accepted and published by the Amazon Shorts program in 2007 and are now available on Kindle. “A Time for Eating Wild Onions” is a follow-on to STRIKE PRICE. The story reveals more about tragic past entanglements between Jesse, Pete’s father, and Pete.

Starks played intramural basketball for the Efficient Mockettes, holds a US patent, has run nine half-marathons, and chairs the investment committee of the board of directors of the Friends of the Dallas Public Library, a funding and advocacy group for Dallas’ 29 public libraries.

Woman in the Dark by Tom Savage

Woman in the Dark by Tom SavageMystery writer-turned-sleuth Joe Wilder returns in a plot that soars from the glittering heights of Manhattan society to the darkest depths of the human heart.

Sixteen years ago, the beautiful and wealthy Laura Masterson was front-page news—as the victim of the most notorious murder/suicide to hit New York’s social elite. Now, Laura’s daughter Emma is the very image of her mother, with the sort of beauty that lights up a room. With a new husband and a baby on the way, Emma wants out of the spotlight. But when two attempts are made on her life, she turns to Joe Wilder to make sure history doesn’t repeat itself. it’s up to Joe to keep Emma from following in her mother’s footsteps–a legacy of deception and deadly passions no one should have to relive.

Joe follows the clues through a gallery of suspects in a variety of surroundings, from the penthouses and power offices of Manhattan’s Upper East Side to a seedy suburb of Tampa, Florida. His investigation ends one rainy midnight, in the disused poolhouse of a mansion on Long Island’s famous Gold Coast, where the original crime occurred sixteen years ago. There, he finally looks into the eyes of a desperate killer who means to claim one last victim: Joe Wilder.
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Jumbie Tea and Other Things by Tom Savage

Jumbie Tea and Other Things by Tom SavageWELCOME TO THE JUNGLE…

Two teenagers meet and flirt in the online chatroom, “Cyberdate.com,” where virtual romance can lead to actual danger…

A troubled young woman escapes from a mental facility to hunt down the ex-lover who put her there, intent on showing him “The Method In Her Madness”…

A group of children around a campfire tell the “Rural Legend” of a fictitious local serial killer–who may be more real than they think…

Two Mob hit men take a midnight drive out of Las Vegas, “Rolling The Bones” in the trunk of their car toward a fateful desert confrontation…

A one-eyed Obeah woman in the Virgin Islands serves her special “Jumbie Tea” to a young tourist couple, and all hell breaks loose–literally.

Collected here for the first time are seven tales of murder, madness and the macabre from Tom Savage, the acclaimed author of Precipice, Valentine, and A Penny for the Hangman. In these stories, Savage presents the bright surfaces and dark undersides of everyday life as he explores the tense, often violent ways of human nature. And there’s a bonus eighth title, his never-before-published short novel, Arden Court, in which a young concert pianist marries her Prince Charming and moves to the exclusive gated community of her dreams–or, perhaps, her nightmares. The chills just keep coming in these eight gems from a master of suspense, each with its own surprise ending.
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