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Annalise Storm Chronicles by May Freighter – Book Tour + #Giveaway

09/10/17

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Case: 0
Annalise Storm Chronicles Book 1
by May Freighter
Genre: Dystopian Mystery, Romantic
Suspense
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It’s the year 2330. At the end of the twenty-second century, the human
race has divided into two distinct groups—purebloods and the
‘modded’. Those who are unfortunate enough to be genetically
modified are now nothing but servants for their pureblooded
masters.
Living in this time, you know your place, and you do not cross the line. So,
when a violent death occurs in the Bronze District, Annalise is
ordered to take this as her trial run at Divinity PD to prove that
she can do the job as a member of the Human Possession
Department.
To defy her father’s wish to marry her off, and keep her Chief happy,
she is determined to solve this murder by any means necessary—even
if it means going to districts she has only read about in textbooks
and fighting her forbidden feelings for her servant.
With internal battles, dirty politics, and sinister secrets, just how
exactly will Annalise solve her Case: 0? And more importantly, will
she live to see her next one?
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Case: 1
Annalise Storm Chronicles Book 2
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It’s official, Devlin is Annalise’s new partner. He’s charming,
caring—a perfect gentleman who caters to her every need. That is
until he starts to mix work with pleasure to convince her to marry
him as per agreement with her father.

With her servant, Mavel, gone from her side, the cracks in the wall she
created around her begin to come undone. To take her mind off the
torment her heart is going through, she takes on another possession
case in her old school, Montgomery Institute. But, what starts off as
a simple case full of bad memories twists into a web of deception and
lies involving everyone she cares about.
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May Freighter is an internationally bestselling author from Dublin,
Ireland. She writes Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, and Sci-Fi
mysteries that will keep you entertained, mystified, and hopefully
craving more. Her only pets are cacti. They’re the only things that
survived. It may be too dangerous to entrust her with an animal while
she’s engrossed in writing.

On sunny, rainy, and overcast days, she spends her time with her
fictional friends, putting them through dangerous adventures while
wishing them the best of luck. Her hobbies are photography, drawing,
and plotting different ways of a characters’ demise.
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Halloween is Murder by Carolyn Arnold Release Day Blitz

03/10/17



Halloween is Murder

McKinley Mysteries

Book 11

Carolyn Arnold

Published by: Hibbert and Stiles
Publishing Inc.
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Pages: 154
Word Count: 38,534
Release Date: October 3, 2017

Book Description:

Beware of all that goes bump in the night…
Sean and Sara McKinley are excited about the haunted house they’ve set up as a Halloween charity fund-raiser, but things take a ghoulish turn when the reporter covering their story is found dead. With the media keeping mum about how she died, Sara’s curiosity is piqued, and she convinces Sean to take on the investigation through their PI firm.
But this case is not without its challenges. The police are actively investigating it, as well, and it’s not even clear that the woman was murdered. It will take a little cloak-and-dagger, dress-up, and finesse for the McKinley’s to get to the bottom of it, but they aren’t the kind to give up.
As they troll for leads and work through the skeletons in the reporter’s closet, they unearth a few suspects, but they’ll need to carve out the whole truth if they’re going to find her killer. If they do so fast enough, there might even be time for a little trick-or-treating.
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Excerpt from chapter 8 of Halloween
is Murder
(McKinley Mysteries)
Chapter 8
STUCK BETWEEN A GRAVE
AND A TOMBSTONE
SARAS HEART RATE TICKED UP a few notches at Marie’s assured conclusion that
someone had killed Chloe. She could feel Sean staring at her, but she
refused to look at him. She knew that his eyes would be telling her not to get
attached to investigating this case. Besides, he had said they could look into
Chloe’s death more, which hadn’t been a commitment, she knew, but she’d taken it
as his word. Even a little investigating was a step in the direction she wanted
to go. And just because she had a gut feeling about Chloe’s death didn’t mean
she’d lost all objectivity.
“Why do you think
someone killed her?” Sara asked.
“It’s just… None of
this feels right.” Marie picked at her purse strap, its fabric frayed and
threads poking out. Probably a nervous habit of hers.
Sara gave Marie the
once-over. For someone who lived in a nice neighborhood, Marie’s clothing and
accessories didn’t speak of wealth. It also didn’t seem Chloe’s sense of style
was a trait her sister shared.
“And why doesn’t it feel
right?” Sean, a skeptic if ever there was one, pressed.
Sara looked over at
him. It didn’t seem to matter how long they worked together; he would never
fully cave to the weight she put on intuition.
So much for rubbing
off on the people you spend the most time with…
“The police talked to
me at length,” Marie said, “but they didn’t ask the types of questions I would
have expected if they were treating it as a murder.”
“Like what?” Sara
asked.
“I thought they would
have asked who would have had reason to kill her, for one.”
“We spoke with
Jackson—” Sean started.
“Yes, I know,” Marie
cut in. “That’s how I got your information.”
“Then you know that
he was held for questioning.”
Marie nodded. “I do,
but he didn’t think they grilled him very hard, either.”
There was only so
much law enforcement could do without cause. Still, they could have held
Jackson for longer than the time it had taken them to question him. By law,
they had up to twenty-four hours to hold him without filing a formal charge.
“And Chloe’s health
was excellent. We have no history of disease or people just—” Marie averted her
eyes “—dropping dead in our family. Our grandparents lived into their eighties
on both sides. Now, our parents are both dead, but they were in a car
accident.” She added the latter part quickly.
“Do you have any
other siblings?” Sara asked, though she only remembered reading that Chloe had
a sister.
Marie shook her head.
“It was just…” She cupped the sides of her face and pinched her eyes shut.
Tears squeezed out from the corners, falling down her cheeks without apology.
A knot balled in
Sara’s chest, and she took a shallow breath. She was getting too caught up
emotionally—again. And taking on the grief of others wasn’t healthy. At least
so far with this case, she’d managed to stuff the feelings deep down inside.
But she’d be lying if she said she didn’t fear that one day they’d bubble to
the surface all at once.
What to Expect from the McKinley Mysteries
Romance. Humor. Murder. Are you looking for a murder mystery without all the graphic violence and foul language? Something that you can enjoy in an afternoon and walk away feeling good about afterward? How about a dash of humor and romance? If so, meet former detectives Sean and Sara McKinley. When a billionaire leaves them all his money, they no longer have to work, but they find themselves sticking to what they’re good at—solving murders. Undercover, off the books, and around the world, they’ll get to the bottom of things…and romance it up along the way.
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About the Author:

CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international bestselling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has four continuing fiction series—Detective Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher FBI, McKinley Mysteries, and Matthew Connor Adventures—and has written nearly thirty books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy to hard-boiled mysteries, and thrillers to action adventures.
Both her female detective and FBI profiler series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining, leading her to adopt the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™.
Carolyn was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her books, to entertain, inspire, and empower.
She currently lives just west of Toronto with her husband and beagle and is a member of Crime Writers of Canada and Sisters in Crime.
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Mirror, Mirror by Jessica Jesinghaus – 99 SALE BLITZ + #Giveaway

28/09/17

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Mirror, Mirror
by Jessica Jesinghaus
Genre: Paranormal Mystery Thriller
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Nearly twenty years ago a teenage girl was murdered…
Samantha Williams was just a young girl when her cousin, Emily, was
brutally raped and killed in her own home. As a child, Sam’s family did
their best to shelter her from the gruesome details. Now, working the crime
beat for the Portland Tribune, Sam has the resources at her
fingertips to investigate the case for herself.
Through the eyes of a killer…
After inheriting a family heirloom, an antique vanity table that once
belonged to her murdered cousin, Sam begins seeing visions in the
mirror’s depths. Like watching an old home movie, she bears witness
to Emily’s murder. As if that weren’t frightening enough, she starts
to see other things too: fleeting glimpses of the killer himself! Are
the things she sees just a figment of her imagination or could
something otherworldly be trying to communicate with her? When the
killer strikes again and leaves clues behind meant specifically for
Sam it becomes a race against time to try to catch him.
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**.99 cents on Amazon!**
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From the Shadow
by Jessica Jesinghaus
Genre: PNR Horror / Occult
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What makes a man a monster?
For too long Jacob has lived in isolation. Forsaken by God and cursed by
a Shadow, he is doomed to an eternity of solitude with only the
demons of his past for company. For nearly two hundred years, he has
longed for that which he knows he can never have: forgiveness, love,
and redemption.
A chance encounter could hold the key…
When Jacob meets Lynn, she shines a ray of hope across his bleak
existence. But will she be strong enough to shoulder the truth of his
past? Can she forgive the horrors he has wrought? Can she help him
come to terms with his past and move with him into a brighter future?
An old nemesis threatens…
Confronted by an ancient enemy, Lynn and Jacob travel halfway around the world.
There, they face the daunting task of sifting through ancient history
for clues to their tormentor’s weaknesses and a way to loose his grip
on their future.
What good can come From the Shadow?
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**.99 cents on Amazon!**
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Desolation Gulch
by Jessica Jesinghaus
Genre: Romantic Suspense
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Valerie knew fairytales weren’t true… at least not the happily-ever-after
kind. In her world, nothing ever worked out so neatly. Her life was
full of dark secrets and deep hurt. Until she met Fallon. Somehow he
could read her hidden chapters and he knew exactly how to turn her
life into a dream.

But Fallon isn’t everything he seems;
he has dark secrets of his own.
When Valerie finds herself in a dangerous situation and must flee, it’s a
daunting task. With nowhere to run and no way to guarantee Fallon
won’t follow, Valerie finds herself stranded in a small Central
Oregon town at the mercy of a handsome stranger. He promises to help
her, but can anyone save her from desolation?
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**.99 cents on Amazon!**
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Born and raised in Southern Oregon, Jessica has been writing since she was
ten years old. She attended Willamette University with the intention
of going to law school and becoming a criminal prosecutor. But, as is
the way with life, plans changed. Since 2002 she has worked in the
medical field and absolutely loves the challenges and positive impact
she can have on the lives of others. She loves the outdoors and
considers herself blessed to call Oregon her home.

Following the birth of her second child, she committed herself to writing
her first novel. Unfortunately for her, story ideas rarely present
themselves one at a time and she often has two (if not three)
manuscripts in progress at once. When she’s not writing her own
material, she enjoys reading a wide variety of books, many of them
aloud to her husband and two children.
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The Murder of Manny Grimes By Angela Kay – Book Tour + #Giveaway

12/09/17

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The Murder of Manny Grimes
The Cases of Lieutenant DeLong #1
By Angela Kay
Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Mystery
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When three young boys stumble into Lieutenant Jim DeLong’s life one night
during a winter storm, they claim they’ve seen a dead body by the
swing sets of the Columbia County Elementary School. After he
investigates, DeLong sees no evidence, not even a body. But were the
boys telling the truth?

With the help of his oldest friend and mentor, former Naval investigator
Russ Calhoun, DeLong sets out to find whether Manny Grimes is alive
or dead. The further away he gets to the bottom of the mystery, the
closer he comes to realize that his own life is falling
apart.
Delving deeper into the murder of Manny Grimes, Lieutenant DeLong
begins to unravel, losing his sense of control, falling into old temptations he
spent years to overcome. Will he be able to move past his own demons
and untangle the web of lies before it’s too late?
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Blood Runs Cold
The Cases of Lieutenant DeLong #2
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A young woman has been murdered at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion and
Lieutenant Jim DeLong realizes at first sight this case will be the
most difficult one of his career. DeLong is immediately swept into
the memories of his childhood and dark secrets he’s longed to
forget.

The victim is his sister-in-law, and old thoughts he’s fought to delete
will be resurrected whether DeLong likes it or not. He and his
brother have been estranged by unhappy times in their youth. With no
clear motive, DeLong questions his ability to remain objective.
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Equipped with a professional writing degree from Augusta State University,
Angela Kay is a southern lady who spends her days and nights dreaming
up new ways to solve dark murders of normal people.

Angela Kay was one of 23 across the United States to win a 2009 playwright
contest for her one-act entitled “Digging Deeper.” Because of
this, she was able to spend a week in Atlanta at the Horizon Theater
Company.
She lives in Augusta, Georgia with her crazy calico, Maggie.
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Vanished By Christer Tholin – Book Tour + #Giveaway

01/09/17

Vanished?
By Christer Tholin
Genre: Mystery Crime Thriller
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He could only hope he’d get out of here in one piece.”

To come to terms with his recent divorce, Martin, an attorney in Berlin,
plans a peaceful vacation – two weeks in a Swedish summer house
seem to be the solution. It won’t be peaceful, however, and those
two weeks will change his life forever. He takes a liking to Liv, a
Swedish woman whom he meets in the neighborhood. Unfortunately, they
don’t get to have their first date – Liv disappears under
mysterious circumstances. Martin begins his search but soon realizes
he can’t find Liv in a foreign country by himself. He hires two
private investigators, and their discoveries make everything seem
even stranger.
The complexities in this suspenseful criminal case lead to a hunt across
Sweden. Martin comes close to finding answers, but his search lands
him in very real danger, eventually leading to the first deaths. Soon
he‘s wondering if he can get Liv and himself out of this situation
alive.
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The author grew up in the North of Germany, Schleswig-Holstein. Today, he
lives together with his family in Stockholm, Sweden, where he works
as management consultant.


Already for ages he has been a great fan of crime stories and therefore, had
the desire to write his own crime story with the characters acting in
Sweden. This crime-fiction is now available under the title
“Vanished?”.
The crime novel starts at a slower pace – like Martin’s holidays, but the
tension goes up more and more. It comes to a number of surprising
turns giving new impulses to the story. Apart from that, the lovely
country Sweden is described with the view of a foreigner.
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Nightfall and the Masked Demon by Richard Combs – Book Tour + #Giveaway

31/08/17

Nightfall and the Masked Demon
Masked Demon Series Book 1
by Richard Combs
Genre: Mystery. Thriller
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Young Navajo women are murdered and butchered in drug-crazed rituals. The
evidence points back to ghastly rituals performed by a satanic cult
years earlier. The FBI and Navajo Police join forces with a veteran
Navajo County investigator to hunt down the deranged killer(s).

Richard Combs weaves this masterful tale of a fiendish serial killer, sexual
crimes, demonic cults, masked demons, and Navajo life with a sure
hand and many surprises.
**.99 on Amazon!**
Midnight and the Masked Demon
Masked Demon Series Book 2
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A flaming body falls onto a Yavapai County police cruiser. Is it
connected to a secret alliance between local bikers and a drug
cartel? At an isolated religious colony, life seems good but a rookie
officer suspects a lot more goes on behind the razor wire than church
socials and Sunday school. An FBI Agent with misgivings interviews
the next President of the Navajo Nation about the reservation’s
sudden economic boom, connections to the murder and a suspicious
trucking outfit.

As the investigation barrels along a twisted trail, all the suspects vie
for the top spot on the list, but in the end, the key to the riddle
lies in the past with the oldest of motives.
In the second of the Masked Demon series, Richard Combs blazes another
deadly path through biker gangs, rape, drug cartels, betrayal and
murder.
**.99 on Amazon!**
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Daybreak and the Masked Demon
Masked Demon Series Book 3
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A grisly assassination, an icy grave, eleven victims in all including a
U.S. Senator. A Federal investigation leads nowhere. The grieving and
angry friends of one of the victims takes up the trail of mayhem and
murder to track possible clues, leading them from Arizona’s White
Mountain Apache Reservation to the Mexican border, to the guarded
citadels of billionaire kingmakers. No suspect has the means, motive,
and opportunity‒ yet eleven dead testify to at least one person
having all three.


Biker gangs, white supremacists, a wanted terrorist, even the President of
the Navajo Nation, suspects all, as Richard Combs delivers another
taut thriller in the third of the Masked Demon series.

**.99 on Amazon!**
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Richard Combs is a field editor and columnist for” Bowhunting World”
as well as a free-lance writer whose award-winning articles have
appeared in many outdoor publications. He is also an experienced and
well traveled wild turkey hunter. Richard resides in Cincinnati, Ohio
with his family.
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A Reference to Murder by Kym Roberts Book Tour + #Giveaway

17/08/17

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A Reference to Murder
A Book Barn Mystery #2
by Kym Roberts
Genre: Cozy Mystery
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Charli Rae Warren is back home in Hazel Rock, Texas, spending her time
reading, collecting, and selling books—at least, the ones that
don’t get eaten first by her father’s pet armadillo. Running the
family bookstore is a demanding job, but solving murders on the side
can be flat out dangerous…
The Book Barn is more than just a shop, it’s a part of the
community—and Charli is keeping busy with a fundraising auction and
the big rodeo event that’s come to town. That includes dealing with
the Texas-sized egos of some celebrity cowboys, including Dalton
Hibbs, a blond, blue-eyed bull rider who gets overly rowdy one night
with the local hairdresser . . . and soon afterward, disappears into
thin air.
Dalton’s brother also vanished seven years ago—and Charli is thrown about
whether Dalton is a villain or a victim. After a close call with an
assailant wielding a branding iron (that plays havoc with her hair),
and some strange vandalism on her property, she’s going to have to
team up with the sheriff to untangle this mystery, before she gets
gored . . .
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Fatal Fiction
A Book Barn Mystery #1
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When kindergarten teacher Charli Rae Warren hightailed it out of Hazel
Rock, Texas, as a teen, she vowed to leave her hometown in the dust.
A decade later, she’s braving the frontier of big hair and bigger
gossip once again . . . but this time, she’s saddled with murder!
Charli agrees to sell off the family bookstore, housed in a barn, and settle
her estranged dad’s debt–if only so she can ride into the sunset and
cut ties with Hazel Rock forever. But the trip is extended when
Charli finds her realtor dead in the store, strangled by a bedazzled
belt. And with daddy suspiciously MIA, father and daughter are
topping the most wanted list . . .
Forging an unlikely alliance with the town beauty queen, the old beau who
tore her family apart, and one ugly armadillo, Charli’s intent on
protecting what’s left of her past . . . and wrangling the lone
killer who’s fixin’ to destroy her future . . .
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Perilous Poetry
A Book Barn Mystery #3
Releasing October 10th!!
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Charli Rae Warren doesn’t plan on striking it rich as the owner of an
independent bookstore in Hazel Rock, Texas—especially one with a
pink armadillo as its mascot. But when an ingenious advertising
campaign puts her business on the map, it ropes in some deadly
publicity . . .
Charli can’t believe writer Lucy Barton has agreed to promote her latest
Midnight Poet Society novel at The Book Barn Princess—or that
there’s only a week-and-a-half to prepare for the signing. It’s
all because of The Book Seekers, a smartphone app created by her
cousin Jamal exclusively for Charli’s bookstore, which sends fans
on a virtual scavenger hunt around town for a chance to meet the
bestselling author. But as soon as it goes live, people turn up dead
. . .
Someone’s using The Book Seekers to track victims and copycat the fictional
Midnight Poet Society homicides, and horrified locals suspect Jamal
could be the mastermind behind the crimes. While Charli readies the
Barn for a stampede of new customers, it’ll take true grit to
shelve the culprit before her brainy cousin gets locked behind bars,
Ms. Barton backs out of the visit, and she finds herself up a
creek—with a serial killer holding the paddle!
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Three career paths resonated for Kym during her early childhood: a
detective, an investigative reporter, and…a nun. Being a nun,
however, dropped by the wayside when she became aware of boys–they
were the spice of life she couldn’t deny.

In high school her path was forged when she took her first job at a dry
cleaners and met every cop in town, especially the lone female police
officer in patrol. From that point on there was no stopping Kym’s
pursuit of a career in law enforcement–even if she had to duct tape
rolls of coins to her waist to meet the weight requirements to be
hired.
Kym followed her dream and became a detective that fulfilled her desire
to be an investigative reporter, with one extra perk–a badge.
Promoted to sergeant Kym spent the majority of her career in SVU. She
retired from the job reluctantly when her husband drug her kicking
and screaming to another state, but writing continued to call her
name.
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Katrina Williams Book 1 by Robert E. Dunn – Book Tour + #Giveaway

16/08/17

A LIVING GRAVE
Katrina Williams Book 1
by Robert E. Dunn
Genre: Thriller, Crime Mystery
The first in a gritty new series featuring sheriff’s detective Katrina
Williams, as she investigates moonshine, murder, and the ghosts of
her own past…


BODY OF PROOF

 

Katrina Williams left the Army ten years ago disillusioned and damaged. Now a
sheriff’s detective at home in the Missouri Ozarks, Katrina is
living her life one case at a time—between mandated therapy
sessions—until she learns that she’s a suspect in a military
investigation with ties to her painful past.
The disappearance of a local girl is far from the routine distraction,
however. Brutally murdered, the girl’s corpse is found by a
bottlegger whose information leads Katrina into a tangled web of
teenagers, moonshiners, motorcycle clubs, and a fellow veteran
battling illness and his own personal demons. Unraveling each thread
will take time Katrina might not have as the Army investigator
turns his searchlight on the devastating incident that ended her
military career. Now Katrina will need to dig deep for the
truth—before she’s found buried…
A PARTICULAR DARKNESS
Katrina Williams Book 2
Pub Date: 9/12/2017
From the author of A Living Grave comes a gripping police procedural
featuring sheriff’s detective Katrina Williams as she exposes the
dark underbelly of Appalachia . . .
Dredging up the Truth
Still recovering from tragedy and grieving a devastating loss, Iraq war
veteran and sheriff’s detective Katrina Williams copes the only way
she knows how—by immersing herself in work. A body’s just been
pulled from the lake with a fish haul, but what seems like a
straight-forward murder case over the poaching of paddlefish for
domestic caviar quickly becomes murkier than the depths of the lake.
Soon a second body is found—an illegal Peruvian refugee woman linked to
a charismatic tent revival preacher. But as Katrina tries to
investigate the enigmatic evangelist, she is blocked by antagonistic
FBI agents and Army CID personnel. When more young female refu-gees
disappear, she must partner with deputy Billy Blevins, who stirs
mixed feelings in her, to connect the lake murder to the refugees.
Katrina is no stranger to darkness, but cold-blooded conspirators
plan to make sure she’ll never again see the light of day . . .
I wasn’t born in a log cabin but the station wagon did have wood on the
side. It was broken down on the approach road into Ft. Rucker,
Alabama in the kind of rain that would have made a Biblical author
jealous. You never saw a tornado in the Old Testament did you? As
omens of a coming life go, mine was full of portent if not exactly
glad tidings.
From there things got interesting. Life on a
series of Army bases encouraged my retreat into a fantasy world. Life
in a series of public school environments provided ample nourishment
to my developing love of violence. Often heard in my home was the
singular phrase, “I blame the schools.” We all blamed the
schools.Both my fantasy and my academic worlds left marks and
the amalgam proved useful the three times in my life I had guns
pointed in my face. Despite those loving encounters the only real
scars left on my body were inflicted by a six foot, seven inch tall
drag queen. She didn’t like the way I was admiring the play of three
a.m. Waffle House fluorescent light over the high spandex sheen of
her stockings.

After a series of low paying jobs that took me
places no one dreams of going. I learned one thing. Nothing vomits
quite so brutally as jail food. That’s not the one thing I learned;
it’s an important thing to know, though. The one thing I learned is a
secret. My secret. A terrible and dark thing I nurture in my
nightmares. You learn your own lessons.

Eventually I began
writing stories. Mostly I was just spilling out the, basically, true
narratives of the creatures that lounge about my brain, laughing and
whispering sweet, sweet things to say to women. Women see through me
but enjoy the monsters in my head. They say, sometimes, that the
things I say and write are lies or, “damn, filthy lies, slander
of the worst kind, and the demented, perverted, wishful stories of a
wasted mind.” To which I always answer, I tell only the truth. I
just tell a livelier truth than most people.

 

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Pre-Release for The Church of the Holy Child by Patricia Hale

12/08/17

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Book Title: The Church of the Holy Child by Patricia Hale

Release date: 15th August 2017

Genre: Mystery/Suspense

Word Count: 65,000

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About the book

Women are turning up dead at the local women’s shelter, an ex-cop turned PI and his partner stumble through a maze of dead ends while a distraught priest hears the killer’s confession and wrestles with his loyalty to the church.

 

Excerpt

Inside the wooden confessional there’s a man who talks to God. At least that’s what my mother told me the last time we were here. But a month has passed since she disappeared so today I’ve come to the church alone. I no longer believe that she’s coming back for me like she said. Instead, I’ve become her stand-in for the beatings my father dishes out. That’s what he calls it, dishing out a beating, like he’s slapping a mound of mashed potato on my plate. He swaggers through the door ready for a cold one after coming off his seven to three shift, tosses his gun and shield on our kitchen table and reaches into the refrigerator for a Budweiser. I cringe in the corner and make myself small, waiting to hear what kind of day he’s had and whether or not I’ll be his relief. More often than not, his eyes search me out.  “’C’mere asshole,” he says, popping the aluminum top, “I’m gonna dish out a beating.” If anyone can help me, it has to be this guy who talks to God. I open the door of the confessional with my good arm and step inside.

Twenty-Three Years Later

One

His breath was warm on my neck, his lips hot and dry. His tongue searched the delicate skin below my ear. Heart quickening, back arching, I rose to meet him.

The phone on the nightstand vibrated.

“Shit,” Griff whispered, peeling away from me, our clammy skin reluctant to let go.     He swung his feet over the edge of the bed and flashed me his bad-boy, half-smile. “Cole,” he said into the phone.

At times like this, cell phones rate right alongside other necessary evils like cod liver oil and flu shots. I leaned against his back and caressed his stomach, damp dunes of sculpted muscle. Not bad for a guy north of forty. Griff still measured himself against the hotshots in the field. But in my book he had nothing to worry about; I’d take the stable, wise, worn-in model over a wet behind the ear, swagger every time.

He pried my fingers from his skin and walked toward the bathroom still grunting into the phone.

I slipped into my bathrobe and headed for the kitchen. I have my morning priorities and since the first one was interrupted by Griff’s phone, coffee comes in a close second.

Twenty minutes later he joined me dressed in his usual attire, jeans, boots, tee shirt and sport jacket. Coming up behind me, he nuzzled my neck as I poured Breakfast Blend into a travel mug. Coffee splashed onto the counter top.

“Gotta run,” he said taking the cup from my hand.

“What’s up?”

“Not sure yet. That was John. He said he could use a hand.

“Sobering up?

Griff flinched like I’d landed one to his gut.

“Sorry,” I said. “Cheap shot.”

“Woman found dead early this morning.”

About the Author

IMG_1384Patricia Hale received her MFA degree from Goddard College. Her essays have appeared in literary magazines and the anthology, My Heart’s First Steps. Her debut novel, In the Shadow of Revenge, was published in 2013. The Church of the Holy Child is the first book in her PI series featuring the team of Griff Cole and Britt Callahan. Patricia is a member of Sister’s in Crime, Mystery Writer’s of America, NH Writer’s Project and Maine Writer’s and Publisher’s Alliance. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two dogs.

 

Website: www.patriciahale.org

Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Church-Holy-Child-Patricia-Hale/dp/1940758599

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7113831

FaceBook: www.facebook.com/Patricia.hale.102

Twitter: @pmhale_

 

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Ken Fry Mystery Thrillers – Book Tour + #Giveaway

28/07/2017

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The Lazarus Succession
by Ken Fry
Genre: Historical Mystery Thriller
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AMAZON UK TOP 10 RELIGIOUS MYSTERY
A modern-day suspense thriller with a medieval mystery.
A LEGEND TO SLAUGHTER FOR…
A TRUTH TO DIE FOR…
The Lazarus Succession takes readers to the ancient scene of
Christ’s greatest miracle, to medieval Spain, and back to modern-day
Europe. In typical Ken Fry style, nothing is as it seems and a
surprise awaits at every turn of the page.
According
to legend, Annas Zevi, an artist who witnessed the raising of
Lazarus, was told by Christ to paint what he saw. Over the centuries,
his completed works has vanished, along with every other painting
depicting Lazarus’ resurrection. They were rumoured to be sacred
icons
with miraculous powers.
International Art Recovery Experts, Broderick Ladro and Ulla Stuart, are
hired by a disgraced High Court judge, Sir Maxwell Throgmorton, to
locate a long lost medieval painting by Spanish artist Francisco
Cortez. Like Zevi, his work is said to be divinely inspired.
Throgmorton’s client, a wealthy Spanish Condesa, is terminally ill and
the icon is her last hope. She will pay and do whatever it takes to
find the missing work of Cortez.
Unbeknown to the Condesa, Throgmorton seeks to make a vast personal fortune
from the discovery of the paintings, and use it to reclaim his place
in society.
Ladro and Stuart learns of Throgmorton’s deceit and attempts to thwart his
plans. As they delve deeper into the mystery of the missing Cortez
painting, they discover a secret that changes their lives
forever.
Just as it changed the lives of everyone it touched across the centuries.
Praise for The Lazarus Succession
“…the supernatural elements, and their effect on the characters, are pure
genius. Even an old cynic like me was entranced. The addition of a
little historical flavour, in the shape of frequent glances into a
beautifully depicted medieval Spain, gives the novel context, and a
timeless magic I found addictive.This is polished fiction of the
highest calibre, and I’m more than happy to award 5 stars.”
Stuart Kenyon, author
“…this is an excellent novel with many twists and turns, the pacing is
perfection, the characters are wonderful and the ending couldn’t be
better. If you want a riveting tale that will hold you in thrall from
the first page to the last, then this is your book.”
Carol Marrs Phipps, author
“The Lazarus Succession has a great historical and religious foundation
combined with a dynamic plot, twists, and turns. Ken Fry knows how to
keep the reader’s attention and trigger their emotional response.”
Lilah E. Noir, author
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The Patmos Enigma
by Ken Fry
Genre: Historical Mystery Thriller
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With the success of his UK Top 10 bestselling religious mystery, The
Lazarus Succession, Ken Fry once again crafts
a cunning and
explosive historical thriller
unlike any you’ve read
before.


Tel Aviv, Israel. Archaeologist
Joshua Agar makes a stunning discovery when on one of his excavation
sites, they unearth an ancient ossuary, untouched
since the day it was buried. Evidence and analysis reveals that the
contents of the find appear to be the six of the Seven Seals
mentioned in the bible’s Book of Revelation.
The Seventh is missing.
Meanwhile, a mysterious man has
been walking the Earth for millennia. He waits…
amassing knowledge and power, seeking to bring about the one event
that would release him from his endless existence. With
the discovery in Tel Aviv, his waiting might soon be over.
Joshua Agar and his team, Professor Simon Rockwell and Dr. Rachel Carver
soon realises the significance of their find. An ancient society
known as The Keepers awakens, and they are after the Seven Seals. For
it has been told, that whosoever breaks the seven seals will
have unimaginable power and control
over the new world
promised through the Second Coming of Christ.
The frantic hunt for the Seventh Seal begins. Through dusty caves, ancient churches,
and even within the most secretive vault on earth, they search
for clues
to the possible resting place of the missing
seal.
The archaeologists are not alone. Another ancient secret
brotherhood called the Guardians have long protected the Seven Seals,
since the time John of Patmos entrusted to them the Seventh. Using
their resources, they attempt to discover the identity of The Grand
Keeper and impede his plans for global upheaval.
As scientists, the archaeologists perceive their discovery as a
historical relic and not a religious find. But with the
forces aroused by the unearthing of the artefact
, they start to
question if there is indeed truth in the story.
The Patmos Enigma will take you on a journey of wonders and thrills as it
hurtles from dark truths to enlightening revelations as
the war between science and mysticism commences.
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Amazon bestselling author, Ken Fry, holds a university Master’s Degree in
Literature and has extensively traveled around the world. The places
and events are reflected in his stories and most of his tales are
based on his own experiences.


He was a former publisher before deciding to retire and devote his full
time to writing. He now lives in the UK and shares his home with
‘Dickens’ his Shetland Sheepdog.
Fry has published 7 suspense thrillers with more to be released in 2017.
Red Ground, The Lazarus Succession, Suicide Seeds, The Brodsky
Affair, Dying Days, and 2 short stories, Check Mate and Is That You,
Jim?


Join Ken Fry’s Circle of Readers and get free books and
discounts: http://www.booksbykenfry.com
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