Posts Tagged ‘suspense’
You are a Toronto police detective, lying in the gutter, shot by the man you were pursuing, and your life is slipping slowly awayMonday, January 13th, 2020
When the small town gossip mill begins to buzz about Alec and a piece of jewelry left by her mother…Thursday, December 26th, 2019
Veteran author Elizabeth Engstrom dives into the horrific stories of these seven serial killers, along with a glimpse into the maggoty world of forensic entomologyWednesday, November 6th, 2019
Jeremy Bryan Jones.
Joel Patrick Courtney.
Patrick Wayne Kearney.
For most people, sex, drugs, murder, home invasions, aliens, conspiracy theories, gambling, election rigging, smuggling, secret societies, drones, vintage fighter plane, and gun battles might make for a stressful work week…Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
Intent 9 MM Truth On a Stick
Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
most people, sex, drugs, murder, home invasions, aliens, conspiracy
theories, gambling, election rigging, smuggling, secret societies,
drones, vintage fighter plane, and gun battles might make for a
stressful work week.
Sam Garrison, it’s all just another day working for Tom Halgren.
P. Gallatin has lived in Alaska since he was a small child. A very
private person by nature, some Alaskans are like that, he tends to
keep his personal life to himself.
do you do when you keep losing time??
fell quickly, swallowing the last light of day in the blink of an
Lost moments of time and flashes of images too horrific to accept
fill her with icy fear so complete she can’t escape it. With too
many unanswered questions, she needs answers. NOW. It’s her only
hope if she wants to save what’s left of her shattered mind and
Mina cares nothing for her soul. Damned long ago, she’s too scarred
for redemption. There are people meant to enjoy?lives?of love and
family and friends. Mina isn’t one of these people. Her life is in
the shadows, unafraid of the dark… until she realizes that
something lurks in those shadows, something that wants to tear her
never knows what the darkness ?hides…?
Deister was born and raised in a tiny town in the wilds of northern
New York that is less than six hours from the Arctic Circle, a pretty
college town called Potsdam. She grew up in a family of lawyers and
teachers and bucked all the traditions to run off and wear combat
boots in the US Army as a Signals Intelligence Analyst (no jokes!)
and a linguist. She also worked as a tech writer for Corning Glass
Works, which was an entirely different kind of writing.
the Army life has allowed Kim to travel all over and much of that has
seeped into her books. She has a love of strong female characters,
tropical places, and flipping traditional themes on end. She loves
that words can take one out of the existing world and let the
unimaginable become imaginable. When she’s not writing, she’s
probably on the beach, with her nose deep in a book.
Riley begins to believe there’s no one she can trust–not with her life, her heart, or her mother’s legacySaturday, September 7th, 2019
& Seekers Book 1
Romantic Suspense, Action, Adventure
sprightly plotted thriller and dynamic characters should leave
readers eager for the sequel.”
world could be transformed if Riley can only stay alive long
parents leave you a house, a car, or money when they die. Riley’s mom
left her a treasure hunt with a mysterious payoff. Now everyone seems
to want a piece of Riley and her inheritance: the university, the
military, mega corporations, and Russian spies.
needs help to solve her mother’s murder, and Dagger Easton’s salvage
and investigation company comes to her rescue. Retired SEAL, private
eye, and leader of a diving and salvage team, Dagger promises to
protect Riley with his life. But as the value of her mother’s
research becomes clear, Riley begins to believe there’s no one she
can trust–not with her life, her heart, or her mother’s legacy.
raised in Sherburne, New York, a quaint village surrounded by dairy
farms and rolling hills. From the moment she could read she wanted to
explore the world. During her college years, she slowly crept across
the country, stopping along the way in Oklahoma, California, and
finally Washington State, which she now proudly calls home. She lives
with her husband and Dobermans, in their home located on the Olympic
Peninsula with a panoramic view of the Olympic Mountains.
romantic suspense, paranormal, mystery-thriller, supernatural
suspense, and contemporary romance. She loves to submerge herself in
the world of her characters, to live and breathe their lives and
marvel at their decisions and predicaments. She enjoys a wide variety
of books including paranormal, suspense, thriller, and of course
member of Romance Writers of America, (RWA), Kiss of Death, (KOD),
Greater Seattle Romance Writers Chapter, (GSRWA), Sisters In Crime
(SIC), and Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal, (FFPRWA). She served
as President of Peninsula Romance Writers, which was Debbie
Macomber’s home chapter.
Friends Book 3
Cannon never says no to a challenge. But when he discovers a sexy
stowaway in the back of his truck, he realizes Annelise Ansel might
be more than he bargained for.
An artist, Lissa claims
sheâ€™s leaving New Orleans for a fresh start in Michigan–which just
happens to be where heâ€™s headed with the pack of rescue dogs heâ€™s
delivering to the sanctuary he works for. But when three thugs
threaten to take lovely Lissa off his hands, he realizes sheâ€™s in
need of a sanctuary, too.
shotgun with her long, lean protector, sheâ€™s wondering if fate
might have something better in store for her than a life in hiding.
But when her hijinks threaten to take down the best man sheâ€™s ever
had the pleasure to run away with, Lissa realizes itâ€™s time to face
her demons. Now itâ€™s up to the two of them to fight through the
danger to discover the lifeâ€”and loveâ€”waiting on the other side.
vet at the Forever Friends animal rescue shelter, Gabriel Moretti is
known as the Dog Whisperer because of his gift for soothing
rambunctious patients. But itâ€™s the two-legged species that has
him, and his libido, working overtime. Marla Popov single-handedly
saved the shelter from financial ruin. But the bossy trust funder is
even more irritating than her snooty Standard Poodle. Youâ€™d think
keeping his attraction on a short leash would be a no-brainer for
Gabe. Unfortunately, Marla is also smart, beautiful, and intriguing .
people have been eager to tell Marla just what she wants to hear. So
now that sheâ€™s nearing forty, she doesnâ€™t expect to be
refusedâ€”especially by a sexy younger man like Gabe. She also
doesnâ€™t expect it to sting so much. But when she discovers a scheme
involving illegal dog fights, she gets a chance to show what sheâ€™s
truly made of. And as she and Gabe team up to fight it, they discover
a surprising respect for each otherâ€”and passion that might just
grow into love. . .
Lopez has never been a dog person. Raising her daughter alone and
building a real estate career leaves no time for four-legged
furballs. When she finds an abandoned mutt and litter of pups in a
foreclosed apartment, Izzy intends to drop them off at a shelter and
walk briskly away. Instead, her â€œheroicâ€ deed makes her a local
celebrity. Her boss is thrilled. Commissions are up. And thanks to
gorgeous shelter owner Bradley Cohen, Izzyâ€™s disciplined life is
suddenly much, much more complicated.
got a sexy smile, a wicked sense of humor, and a big, noble heart.
Even as Izzy tries to get her libido toÂ heel,
sets out to convince her thereâ€™s more to life than padding her bank
account. But Izzy knows a trade secret that puts Bradâ€™s beloved
shelter at risk, and she canâ€™t warn him.
relationship was barely getting started; suddenly itâ€™s in the dog
house. Now Izzy and Brad need to figure out what matters most, and
whether this could be much more than animal attractionâ€¦
CharlesÂ lives in Northern California. A former attorney, she
happily ditched those suits and now works in her pajamas writing
about menâ€™s briefs instead of legal briefs. When sheâ€™s not
writing, sheâ€™s probably engaged in one of her favorite hobbies:
napping, eating, or martial arts (That last one almost makes up for
the first two, right?). One of Allysonâ€™s greatest disappointments
is living in a state that doesnâ€™t have any Cracker Barrels in it.
To find out what sheâ€™s up to next, visit her website
Silent RiverÂ is a fictionalized version of a real investigation in the late 1950s in Portland, Oregon, a time when money and power ruled the citySaturday, June 29th, 2019
gripping psychological thriller inspired by true events.
Collins is Portlandâ€™s best investigative detective. When the
Stevens family goes missing, he goes to work. As he uncovers clues
the family may have been targeted for a professional hit by organized
crime, it gets personal.
personal. Can he face down his inner demons before he loses
confronts the mob and police bureaucracy to find the missing family.
Jake, partner and friend, thinks he’s spiraling into obsession, when
Robert’s taken off the case but refuses to give up the
he get past this shameless tragedy and his own past to move on with
a fictionalized version of a real investigation in the late 1950s in
Portland, Oregon, a time when money and power ruled the city. This
story will appeal to fans of true crime and detective fiction alike.
Readers who enjoy Ann Rule, Rex Stout, and Mary Higgins Clark will
love CM Weaver.
Pacific Northwest. Iâ€™m married and take care of a challenged rescue
dog, Ariel. I love writing, but donâ€™t write in one particular
genre. I do gravitate more to mysteries as Iâ€™m always asking â€œWhat
Darkness Series Book 1
was once a fragile girl. Being taken by a powerful vampire prince
changed her. Discovering him in the arms of another woman changed
destiny. Alone, sheâ€™s learned fast how to be tough, how to survive,
and how to protect the people in her city from the evil that lurks in
the dark. She was managing just fine, until Basil walked back into
Hawthorn has been the reigning prince of vampires since banishing his
father to the Realm of Dark Mystics decades earlier. When a prophetic
dream makes him realize Trinityâ€™s life is at risk, he decides the
only way to save her is to push her away. Doing so is not easy.
Trinity is the only woman he has ever loved, ever will love, and he
canâ€™t seem to let her go.
rumors arise of a plan to raise the King and blot out the sun, both
Trinity and Basil know they must do everything to stop it. Even if it
means working together. Despite the betrayal and the threat, they
find themselves drawn to each other. Love has no boundaries,
especially in the face of danger. But will they be able to stop the
ritual before itâ€™s too late?
will the darkness capture them both?
Darkness Series Book 2
the cloak of darkness surrounding Jacobâ€™s Cove, Dante Vega must
work to protect the humans from the blood-thirsty vampires trying to
take over the human race. When a half-naked young woman races into
his arms begging him to protect her, he is compelled to help despite
the fact that she is a vampire.
all hell broke loose, Gypsy Dawn was an average woman carrying on
with her ordinary lifeâ€¦until sheâ€™s turned into a vampire. With no
family and no where to go, she clings to Dante. Aside from his dark,
mysterious, good looks, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to him.
And when his life is threatened she discovers just how protective she
to bring back the sun is not easy, especially when the creature
responsible, has gone into hiding. With Danteâ€™s long lost brother
working with the enemy, one friend is killed and another is taken
Dante be able to save him before itâ€™s too late?
Darkness Series Book 3
upon a time Jonah Moore had it all. Then his wife and unborn child
were taken from him, leaving his life darker than when Chaos and his
evil vampires stole the sun. Now, Jonah has lost the will to face
another day, which could be a problem, considering heâ€™s just been
turned into a vampire and is now destined to live for eternity.
a nurse, Raven Moony is used to tending to the needs of others. Until
an accident changes everything. When she is abducted and forced to
tend to Chaosâ€™ needs, she is more than ready to give in and
willingly accepts her role as his slave.
Jonah enters the picture, she finds herself fighting for his safety
and freedom as well as her own. Can she convince Jonah to go on
despite her own doubts? And can they open their hearts to love and
learn that there is indeed life after death?
Darkness Series Book 4
Vega had never been comfortable as a human so when he was offered
eternal life as a vampire, he turned his back on his family and
welcomed the darkness. Then Chaos, the one man Danny thought he could
always count on, goes missing. Now, shunned by his own kind, it seems
that leaving Jacobâ€™s Cove is his only option. Until he crashes into
a high-spirited redhead.
from witches, Starla Raine has spent her entire life learning to
control and manage her powers. Drawn to Jacobâ€™s Cove, a city
magically cloaked in darkness, Starla runs into Daniel, a man
connected to the infamous spell, and she knows just what to do. Hold
him hostage and, use any means possible to make him give her what she
two forge an unlikely partnership, with Danny agreeing to help Starla
find the ritual, but only if sheâ€™ll work with him to locate Chaos.
At first he doesnâ€™t mind using her magical abilities, or her body,
for his own gain. Sex is just sex, after allâ€¦ until someoneâ€™s
heart gets in the way.
Darkness Series Book 5
twenty long years, Cooper Hawthorne has kept the brightest light in
his bleak existence a deeply hidden secret. All this time, his
beloved Gabriella has slept safely in cryogenic stasis, awaiting the
day he finds a cure for her terminal cancer. As love blooms amidst
the Darkness, and still no cure in sight, loneliness drives Cooper to
drastic measures. He awakens Gabriella and breaks his last promise to
herâ€”by turning her into a vampire. Gabriellaâ€™s sense of betrayal
weighs heavily on her attempts to deal with what Cooper has done to
her. Pushing him away, she turns to his friends for supportâ€”and
finds she isnâ€™t the only one hurt by his actions. Cooper fights the
temptation to use his powers to wipe her mind of the damning
memories. But, when he comes face to face with the monster that
created him, he knows what he must do.
Gabriella be able to save him before itâ€™s too late? Or will the
Darkness swallow him whole?
Darkness Series Book 6
kidnapped child, a young woman in charge of protecting her, a newly
created vampire, and a city cast in darkness. Three innocent lives
are about to change.
loves her job caring for Felicity, the child stolen from her parents
by the vampire queen. Gifted with more power than a child should
possess, Felicity escapes to look for her mother and father, and
takes Amara with her. Thrust into a strange, dark world, Amaraâ€™s
loyalty and caregiving skills are put to the test.
hoped to finish college and become a biologist. Until a sadistic
vampire kidnapped, tortured, and turned him. When heâ€™s taken to
find his own victim, Dustyâ€™s chance to free himself arrives in the
form of a bright white flash, a beautiful young blonde, and a small
child with the ability to incinerate anything and anyone with merely
a thought. As the three work together to find Felicityâ€™s parents,
Dusty and Amara discover a deep affection for each other.
their budding relationship survive the power struggle between warring
Darkness Series Book 7
Jacobâ€™s Cove, where death is as common as apple pie, a serial
murderer is a first. Lieutenant Sienna Storm, the townâ€™s newly
minted homicide detective, is eager to prove sheâ€™s up to the job of
tracking down the demon who rips out his victimsâ€™ still-beating
hearts. Even if it means using her abilities.
Nathan Powers lost his partner to the aptly named Heartless Killer,
and the trail of bodies leads him to Jacobâ€™s Cove, a strange world
populated with bloodthirsty demons and run by a vampire. Still, the
leggy blonde, Sienna, is a pleasant distraction. Until he discovers
sheâ€™s after the same killerâ€”and sheâ€™s not sharing.
the hunt, the more they cross paths, the harder it is to stay apart.
Together they discover not only clues, but a searing desire, one that
may be their downfall when the killer targets Nathan, and Sienna
risks everything to get him back.
Darkness Series Book 8
abduction, and running home to hide, might seem like a good idea.
Except home is now run by vampires.
had it all.Â Fame, fortune and an amazing gift bringing songs to
life on her piano. Until a madman began stalking her. At first he
seemed harmless, attending her concerts, asking for autographs. Then
he turned creepy, sending photos of himself wearing identical dresses
she wore, dressing up mannequins in her likeness. But she made a
vital mistake, sending her bodyguard away. It was the perfect
opportunity for her abductor to strike.
owner of the only vampire/demon establishment in Jacobs Cove, Zachary
Adams has it all. Or so he thought. When a beautiful, troubled young
woman walks into his club, he is instantly taken by her.
Helping her overcome her fears, teaching her to stand up and fight,
Zach knows she is the one.
finds her, and takes her captive, Deborah fears this will be the end.
Will Zach find her on time, or will Deborah find the strength to
Stewart is a paranormal suspense author with a writing history that
stems back to her youth. Always a dreamer, wondering if her stories
would ever reach an audience, she was finally published in 2006 and
hasn’t stopped since. It is rare to find a stand-alone book as she
prefers series stories. Her longest running series to date is her
Darkness series which is a vampire romance.
joy for scary suspense is evident in each of her books. She has had
several accomplishments including fighting for the top spot in
rankings with author Stephany Myers, receiving glowing reviews as
well as interviews on television.
not writing, Shiela spends her time with the love of her life,
William, and their children and grandchildren. She enjoys getting her
hands dirty, working in her gardens and planting flowers. Her strong
affection for animals is evident in the many cats, fish and birds she
favorite time of day is at sunset.
Guardian Series Book One
C M Bethell
Romantic Suspense, Light ParanormalÂ
suspenseful narrative of good and evil wrapped in parallel worlds
with a unique love story, strong friendships, and glimpses of family
ties with twists and turnsâ€¦is the bonding legend of the Anam Cara
Conchobar, a Celtic Guardian of Odin, a parallel world to Earth,
carries a dark secret which now confronts him as he endeavors, with
the help of his Guardian brothers, to prevent another portal breach
that could destroy everything and everyone he loves, including strong
willed Keira Cathbadh, with whom he experiences what could be the
legendary bonding of the Anam Cara. Was it real, or his
Cathbadh, lost her mother and father the majority of her Clan, in a
portal breach on Odin. Devastated, she became the defacto leader of a
small band of survivors, guiding them to a new life on Earth. Her
determination to keep them safe and record their historical library
leads her to an unexpected encounter with the one man who can help
her face a new enemy and possibly open her heart. But will Keira be
able to forgive Devon’s secret? Or resist the bond of the Anam Cara?
M. Bethell is an avid traveler and voracious reader of multiple
genres with interests in Celtic myths, shapeshifters, vampires,
parallel worlds, Guardians and immortals. Her current series is based
on Anam Cara lore with a touch of romantic suspense and a little
paranormal thrown into the mix. Bethell enters a new journey as a
writer and invites you to come – Enter My World…
take her relationship to NYPD detective Ned O’Malley to the next level, when
she lands a gig as medical consultant on a film shoot at the famed Dakota
apartment building in Manhattan, which John Lennon once called home. Then star
Monica Kiley goes missing, a cast member turns up dead, and it appears Trudy
might be next. Meanwhile Ned tackles a mysterious murder case in which the
victim is burned beyond recognition. When his investigations lead him back to
the Dakota, Trudy finds herself wondering: how can she fall in love if she
can’t even survive?
book in the Trudy Genova Manhattan Mystery series, will find the same pleasures
in this sequel: fast pacing, engaging characters, twists and turns on the way
to a satisfying close. From the award-winning author of The Nora Tierney
English Mysteries, this second series is a winner. Once again M.K. Graff
reveals her talents in crafting this delightful mix of amateur sleuth and
the Dakota is a well-crafted and highly entertaining mystery.- Bruce Robert
Coffin, #1 bestselling author of the Detective Byron mysteries.Â Â
co-protagonists, Trudy and Ned, the richly detailed and historic setting of The
Dakota, and the unique cast of characters, but with the unusual plot of Death
at the Dakota. Sherry Harris, Agatha Award nominated author of the Sarah
Winston Garage Sale Mysteries
I read another of The Trudy Genova Manhattan Mysteries, some time ago and enjoyed her feisty kind of approach to murder. For a moment I thought this was the same, but within the first page I realized, to my surprise, that I had stumbled on another of her series.
Trudy is a nurse that has the best job ever. She corrects scripts for movies or TV series and makes sure the medical details are accurate and precise. In this book we find her as the nurse in charge of the main actress Monica. She is with child, but not many people on the set know about it. Trudy’s job is help her stay out of stress, which makes Trudy’s job a challenge as Monica’s life may be in danger.
I enjoyed that she remains with Ned, her Police boyfriend and things are progressing between them. The story line if well done and progresses without a flaw. Characters are well rounded and the story is clean enough. I would say PG13.
I would recommend it, to murder mystery and movie lovers in general.
Brrerrdidididididdiitt. The noise of a jackhammer filled the spacious room.
drop along with her Jinx persona and crossed her arms in frustration.
eye and we held our breath, waiting for an outburst from the director.
behind the camera and over to the window, gangly arms and legs flying, frizzy
short hair stuck up around her head as though she’d had a recent encounter with
an electrical socket. “Meg!”
fortunate to have one of the best jobs a nurse could have. I’m a medical
consultant to one of New York City’s major television studios, the Passion
Broadcasting Junction. PBJ had decided to branch out into television films,
adding to their roster of talk, news programs, and Internet soap operas.
Production Assistant on this movie, and the British director on loan from the
BBC had given her a battering at times all through the shoot. Not that the
rowdy woman singled out Meg. Phin embodied an equal opportunity harasser in a
mostly good-natured sort of way.
those wankers out. They were supposed to hold off on that pavement ’til next
week. Bring that form from the chancellor’s office with you.” Phin yelled above
the noise that continued, patting her pockets for a cigarette. “Please,” she
added as an afterthought.
direction, silky blonde hair flying.
China Barrett corrected Phin from her perch next to me, out of camera range.
Phin’s assistant and I exchanged tiny smiles, co-conspirators for the past six
weeks in the filming of this television movie close to wrapping.
Minister, that racket must stop.” Phin consulted her watch. “Loo breaks all
around while we sort this out, boys and girls.”