Posts Tagged ‘supernatural thriller’
in Plain Sight
McCloud Book 1
add ghosts and stir!
is an amateur sleuth with the hots for a cop on the local police
force. And Jerry is on her trail, but not because he wants her
is a suspect in a murder investigation.
Summer dons a wig and sunglasses and disappears, her best friend,
Agnes, is worried–will Summer end up being another
Jerry is seen on the news asking her to turn herself in.
she heed his warning?
out in this fast-paced sexy and humorous thriller by picking up a
to readers: If you are a stickler for police procedures or read a lot
of hard-boiled murder mysteries, this might not be the book for you!
McCloud book 2
and Jerryâ€™s romantic weekend takes a dark turn when they discover
the body of a young woman in the surf.Â
the local police deny the crime and the newspaper prints nothing,
Jerry and Summer realize they are on their own. But they have no idea
how deep they will have to dig to find out the truth. The murder is
only a thread in a web of lies that extends to the furthest reaches
of political office.
Summerâ€™s visions to be the only clues? Jerry doesnâ€™t think so,
his focus on good old-fashioned detective work, but when he doubts
her psychic abilities the trust between them begins to crumble.
the days pass, Jerry and Summer come to understand that not only
their relationship, but their very lives are in jeopardy.
and White and Red All Over
McCloud Book 3
terrible school shooting has the entire sleepy town of Ames in an
uproar. Who would do such a thing, and why canâ€™t the witnesses
remember any details about the shooter?Â
Summer has a visit from a ghost sheâ€™s left wondering…could
someone long dead actually heft an assault rifle?
with the furor over the murders, Summer is falling for Jerry again,
despite his obvious deranged state of mind. Add to that the upcoming
wedding between Sam and Agnes, and include a smattering of ghosts and
possible psychopaths to the guest list, and you have a recipe for
McCloud Book 4
is in Scotland doing an errand for a ghost. But when she comes face
to face with her distant past her world turns upside down.Â
Ross McCloud, a ghost in the Ames graveyard, has sent her on this
fool’s errand, his facts confused. And when Summer discovers the
truth she’s already in over her head.
she succumb to the charms of the handsome highlander she can picture
running across the moors in a kilt, or will she pull herself away
before it’s too late?
out in this fast-paced romantic tale of love and loss.
Night of the Jaguar
McCloud Book 5
honeymoon without a husband is not so fun.
is beautiful, but without Jerry, Summer’s hopes of sunbathing,
margaritas, and rolling around in bed together, are ruined.
it’s the dead body in the cenote that clinches it. Jerry is working
on a case that he never mentioned, and Summer is left out– that is
until she decides to do a little sleuthing herself.
with the help from ghosts and a jaguar Summer is out of her depth.
And when her life is put in in danger it is up to Jerry to save her.
Will he make it in time?
out by reading this fast-paced supernatural thriller.
graduated with a BA in art and English from Sonoma State University
in California. I’ve been an avid reader since I first learned how and
a writer from my early teenage years on. I’ve had several art related
businesses, including greeting cards and more recently a silk
painting business. When I began to write in earnest I put aside the
art, concentrating only on the writing.
traveled a lot over the years, finding inspiration wherever I go.
Scotland holds a special place in my heart, hence the setting for
“The Moonstone”. I had to make a 4th trip there to do
research as I was putting the book together!
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M W Brown
has discovered she can instantly transport herself to the destination
on her satnav. Although ghost like when she travels, her remarkable
ability takes her from England to France, Croatia and beyond.
Annabelle explores her potential it puts her life and the lives of
those she loves in danger and leads her into the path of an enigmatic
and intelligent serial killer.
will he do if he discovers Annabelleâ€™s ability?
places were never meant to be visited.
W Brown likes to sneak away and travel to planet Bowie to write
horror, supernatural thrillers and anything dark that pops into the
imagination en route. Ziggy, Aladdin and the Thin White Duke supply
copious amounts of coffee while keeping the mood suitably twisted.
While on planet earth, M W Brown wanders around in the middle of the
UK and, when not working, can be found people watching and searching
for the elusive â€˜normal personâ€™ to study and dissect.Â
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is a quiet little Texas town, and itâ€™s getting quieter.Â Kids
are vanishing, disappearing like tumbleweeds in the desert wind.
somethingâ€”is taking them.
Adventure. Romance. Suspense.Â The
for Fans of Blake Crouch, Stephen King, J.A. Konrath, and Dean
cents 09/26-10/02 **
TOP TEN AUTHORS I LIKE
I’ve got this bad habit of making Top Ten lists for everything.
Naturally, as a wordsmith, books and authors are two categories I am wholly interested in. You’d think after four decades of life I would have a clearly defined set of favorite authors and books, lined up and ready to go. Except as my tastes change, and I read more books, my TOP TEN AUTHORS list changes, too. Not too much. Just a little here and there. And sometimes I drop someone and then add them right back. Or I find a new favorite and rip through fifteen of their books.Â The woes of a reader.
Narrowing down favorite books is pretty tough. Iâ€™ll do that another time. For now, here are my favorite authors. Drum roll please…
- Â Charles Dickens
Coming in at #10 is Charles Dickens. While some kids despised being forced to read Dickens in high school, I secretly loved it. Dickens knew how to tell a story, and his writing was beautiful in a flowery, slightly overly wordy kind of way. Word Nerds Unite!
- Â Nelson Demille
DeMille is one of the top writers in thriller & cop books, which is probably my favorite genre to read since I reached what I loosely call adulthood. The John Corey books are dynamite, especially if you’re into wisecracking and politically incorrect main characters.
- Â James Michener
Michener was the master of research. He probably should have been named Google. He often traveled to places and did months of research before building a story around the historical facts.
- Â Lee Child
Two words: Jack Reacher.
- Â John Irving
I’ve always felt drawn to Irving’s writing. It’s quirky, and sometimes wordy like Dickens, but it’s got this hidden magic that I simply connect with.
- Â John Grisham
Grisham is just a great writer. Period. The stories mostly revolve around lawyers and the lawyerly life,Â but hey … it works. Big time.
- Â Robert Parker
I think I stumbled onto Parker at the recommendation of my dad. Once I bit into that first Spenser novel, I ripped through another twenty-five at an incredible pace. And the few westerns he did were the best. I only wish I’d discovered him sooner.
- Â Harlan Coben
I had the pleasure of meeting Harlan Coben in 2015. What a down-to-Earth guy. I confessed to him that I’d never read one of his books. I only knew of his pending visit to Ramstein Air Base, in Germany, because I was tied into the library through our local writers’ group. He left such an impression that I ran out and grabbed one of his books the next day. Mr. Coben is one heck of a writer.
- Â Ken Follett
Talk about beautiful, epic stories with history as the landscape. Pillars of the Earth, The Century Trilogy … all I can say is WOW!
- Stephen King
Yep, old Stephen King is my #1. He’s a dynamite writer and storyteller, as are the others on this list. So then: Â why is King number one, and not one of these other fine yarn spinners? Fair or not, the answer to that will always be partially because he was the author that ignited the fire inside me as a reader, and his stories made me want to write stories of my own so that maybe I could make people feel that same magic.
And there you have it! My personal Top Ten Fave Authors, and probably my favorite top ten of all top tens. They aren’t any better or worse than YOUR top ten authors. Yours are yours, and mine are mine, and what brings author and reader together is something magical that’s different for everyone; it’s a personal affair.
*Honorable Mentions: Bret Easton Ellis, Hugh Howey, Blake Crouch, Donna Tartt, and Charles Bukowski.
Thanks for sharing time with me. Keep reading, world!
Hopkins is originally from Galveston, Texas, but has lived all over
the world during his 22 years in the Air Force.
was born in the middle of the 1970s, owned an Atari, and loves 80s
music. He can use a card catalog like nobody’s business.
Bart likes to travel, enjoys pretending he’s a photographer, and
shares as much time as possible with his beautiful wife and three
awesome children. They own a Westie Yorkie named Lulu … or maybe
Lulu owns them.
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