Posts Tagged ‘award-winning author’

When Jack Trumps Ace

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
When
Jack Trumps Ace
by
Debbie De Louise
Genre:
A Romantic Comedy Jewel Heist Novella
 
 
Jackie
Riordan’s in trouble . . .
When
her jewel-thief father is caught in the middle of a heist, Jackie
makes her getaway to his ex-jail pal’s apartment. a man called Ace,
who lives in an upscale neighborhood of Chicago. What she doesn’t
count on is falling in love with him and becoming his partner in
crime. She also doesn’t expect to compete with Ace’s old flame or
deal with his cat Roxie who causes her allergy attacks.
All
bets are off . . .
After
Jackie discovers clues left by her father which lead her to a
treasure that Ace may have stolen, she contemplates her next move.
Should she trust Ace and believe her father gave him the money, or
head home to her mother, a religious hypocrite who would have no
qualms about ratting out her own daughter to the cops?
Things
that sparkle aren’t always Diamonds . . .
Before
Jackie can decide who the good guys really are, she finds herself
atop the Willis Tower carrying her father’s ashes in her pocket and
aiding Ace in the largest jewelry heist of his life. Things go
terribly wrong, and Jackie’s only choice seems to be to walk away
from Ace or face imprisonment. 
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Debbie
De Louise is an award-winning author and a reference librarian at a
public library on Long Island. She is a member of Sisters-in-Crime,
International Thriller Writers, and the Cat Writer’s Association.
She has a BA in English and an MLS in Library Science from Long
Island University. Her three published novels include Cloudy Rainbow,
A Stone’s Throw, and Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Solstice
Publishing, 2016) that has been on the Amazon bestseller list for
cozy mysteries. Debbie has also written articles and short stories
for several anthologies of various genres. She is currently working
on the third Cobble Cove mystery and a psychological thriller. She
lives on Long Island with her husband, daughter, and two cats.
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Jennifer Chase Award Winning Author & Criminologist

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Jennifer, tell us where you were born.

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I was born and raised in California. I still love living by the coast and I enjoy the wonderful outdoors.  It has been inspiring for me personally as well as with my writing.

 

Next to the ocean…love it. What is the most difficult thing about being an author?

I love writing and challenging myself to create new stories.  However, one of the most difficult aspects for me, as a writer, is staying motivated.  I find it easy to procrastinate.  I make special considerations to stay focused and motivated.

 

You and I too. Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer?

Writing is difficult, but so rewarding.  My husband has been rock of support for me and I could not do what I do without him.

 

Good for you. Who or What inspired you to write this book?

The book is a part of a series, but I have written all of the books to stand-alone.  The series and the heroine in particular were inspired by my true-life (more…)

Betrayed, a romantic suspense for the new year

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Betrayed by Ronda Hinrichsen

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Back cover blurb:

1851: Niagara Falls, New York

The evidence has been well hidden the Thayers were confident that it was safe from the clutches of the ruthless Murphy Gang. But it has all been in vain. The lawless group is closing in on the family homestead, and seven-year-old Penny is given only one instruction: Run.

After two long years eagerly anticipating her fiancé’s return, twenty-year-old Julia Barrett is ready to make a fresh start with Adam Wolcott even if it means putting her dream of traveling west with the Mormons on hold. But when Adam’s return is overshadowed by the unexpected arrival of a young orphan girl in desperate need of help, Julia is drawn into a dangerous mystery that will threaten all she holds dear.

Charged with the protection of little Penny, Julia quickly finds herself relying on the help of Tom Harrison, an endearing young man who has long admired her from afar. Torn between two suitors, Julia soon uncovers a shocking trail of corruption and deceit-a discovery that pulls her inescapably into the race to locate telling evidence that Penny’s family gave their lives to protect.

Bio:

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Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen was raised in Rexburg, Idaho and has been a writer for as long as she can remember. At her request, she received her first typewriter when she was ten years old because she wanted to write her stories more efficiently. She enjoys traveling with her family throughout the United States and Europe, and especially loves historical sites. Besides writing romantic suspense novels for adults and fantasy chapter books for children, she is the author of numerous articles and short stories. Betrayed is her third romantic suspense novel.

Review:

I Love All Ronda’s books and this one did not disappoint

by  Jane  –   reviewed on  November 20, 2014

BETRAYED has twists and unexpected turns throughout the entire story. I love how the writer entwined the richness of the historical time and events into her writing. The characters were totally believable and I felt attached to each one of them. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a little romance, mystery, history and a great story line. Ronda has once again proven herself as an excellent writer. Jane Still author Mothers Daze and Crazy Daze of Motherhood.

Ronda Hinrichsen

Award Winning Author of

Suspense, Romance and Speculative

Betrayed coming January 2, 2015

THE HEROES OF THE HIGHEST ORDER

(A chapter book series)

Kathleen Marks (pen name)

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Book launch of Spy for a Spy

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

To save her secrets and her country, CIA operative Talia Reynolds must sacrifice the man she loves–I, SPY is out now!

SPY FOR A SPY, book 2 in the series, coming 11-12-13!

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We’re celebrating the launch of Spy for a Spy, sequel to I, Spy! Read on for free & discounted reads, and enter to win some great prizes! You can also find Spy for a Spy at the special $3.99 launch discount on Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and JordanMcCollum.com!

About the Book

Canada is probably the last place you’d expect to find an American spy. And it was the last place CIA operative Talia Reynolds expected to run into fellow operative Brand Copley. AKA her new boss. AKA her ex-boyfriend.

Just the guy every woman wants to face in the middle of planning her wedding. Once again, Talia’s lying to the man she loves, but this time, to protect his heart.

After Brand takes over Talia’s latest case and steals her newest agent, he assigns her to spy on her old boss—who’s suddenly giving her every reason not to trust him. With only weeks until the big day, planning falls by the wayside as she goes into damage control mode. But when Talia discovers Brand’s real motives, fighting him is the only option, no matter what the personal and professional cost.

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