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Gated

by Matt Drabble

I have recently been signed to Taylor Street Books in San Francisco who will be publishing my upcoming novel “The Montague Portrait” and I am currently working on “Gated II: Ravenhill Academy” I also have a new short story collection coming soon called “After Darkness Falls – volume one“ 

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International praise for “GATED

An eerie and sinister plot that draws you in from the start. A book I can recommend to all readers for the love of Horror and thrillers“- Lynelle Clark

This book is a page turner. An absolute thriller that keeps the reader engaged to the very last page.” – I read a book once.com
 
I cannot praise this book enough. It is one of those books that stays with you long after you have read it the imagery is that powerful.” – Soozy’s Horror Page

The description in this book is amazing, it’s like he has pulled it out of his head and right into the book. I’d definitely recommend reading it.”- Rebbie Reviews

Surprises are in store, and good ones. Think along the sadistic lines of John Saul and VC Andrews. Not everyone is getting out of this story alive” examiner.com

Michael and Emily are a happy and contented English couple, a writer and a school teacher. Their lives are complete when Emily falls pregnant, however their dreams are shattered one cold winter night by a car accident that robs them of their happiness.
 
To overcome their loss they up stick and move to Eden Gardens, a US gated community that offers “Heaven on Earth and Twice as Nice”. The people are warm and friendly and welcome them with open arms. The town is a beautiful throw back to a bygone age, where the sun always shines and the sky’s always blue.

As they settle into their new perfect lives, the circle is complete when Emily falls pregnant. The town is perfect, the weather is perfect and their lives are perfect.
 
But are the stares from their neighbours a little too intense, is the town a little too interested in their happy news, and is Eden all that it seems.

 
They are about to find out that paradise comes at a cost, and when you sign a lease, you should always check the fine print.

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You might also like to check out other works of mine including “Asylum – 13 Tales of Terror” an Amazon UK & US Horror/Anthology Chart #1 & my latest novel “Abra-Cadaver



Blue Christmas; Sexy Military Romantic Suspense (The Blonde Barracuda Series)

by Taylor Lee

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Blurred
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Vegas
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Six, fast-paced suspense stories with hot
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Saved,
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                                    PRAISE FOR Blue Christmas   “A Great 20,000 word Christmas Novella – part of the Bestselling Sizzling Romantic Suspense “Big Girls Don’t Cry” series.” RomanceReaderReviews

“Gorgeous Army Captain Tiffany Anderson kicks butt with the best of them! And there isn’t a guy among the agents who is hotter than golden-boy Col. Brady Schaefer. Non-stop action! Sizzling romance!”  J. John

OVERVIEW                                                                                   

  • Two top undercover agents topple an international illegal arms dealer. Much to the surprise of the two “go it alone” sexy agents, Christmas in Korea is anything but Blue.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  • Snow Angels, cookie dough (and especially the frosting) plus a big dose of Elvis– makes for a sizzling Christmas                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  • Even Blue Christmases can be Red HOT!

                                                                                                                              
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WANT MORE SIZZLING ROMANTIC SUSPENSE?The Blonde Barracuda OMNIBUS Collection Taylor Lee’s Sizzling Hot Romantic Suspense Best Selling Collection. Includes Big Girls Don’t Cry, In the Still of the Night and Every Breath You Take  plus FOUR additional NOVELLAS.

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The Red Rock Collection Taylor Lee’s NEW Sexy Romantic Suspense Series.  #1 Hot New Release in Military Romance and Romantic Suspense.  Includes Prequel: Code Name Red Rock and  Red Rock Rises: Book 1 in theseries  PLUS: Red Rock’s Revenge: Book 2. Coming
Winter 2014: Red Rock’s Rebel Bridge Short Story, Red Rock’s Redemption Book 3 and the Short Story Finale: Red Rock
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The Dangerous Affairs Collection Sizzling International Intrigue . Best Selling in both Romantic Suspense and Military Romance and Women’s Sleuths !Includes: The El Paso Incident, The Moscow Affair, The D.C. Incident and the just released Book 2 The Bangkok Affair. Coming Winter 2014: The Rio Affair Book 3 and the Short Story Finale: The Paris Incident. 

The Grandmaster’s Legacy Taylor Lee’s Hot Historical Romantic Suspense.  If you think Shades of Gray is HOT, snatch up The Grandmaster’s Legacy.  Includes FOUR full
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Mania–A Suspense Novel

by Tim Kizer

Suspense novel, 84,000 words, about 336 pages, DRM-free

Richard Brower has killed a dozen people. Now someone is trying to frame him for the murders committed by another serial killer.
Serial killer Richard Brower buried his cheating wife, Mary, in the woods on Saturday.
On Monday, Mary calls her brother’s girlfriend.
A few days later, she calls her mom.
Then Mary bumps into her friend at a mall.

Are all these people lying or has Mary actually come back from the dead?
Richard has no idea, but he will get to the bottom of this. Or at least he’ll try.

——————————

Plus sample chapters from suspense novel ‘The Mindbender.’



Vegas Series: Six-book Boxed Set (Hot Romance & Powerful Suspense)

by Mimi Barbour

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The Diver – The Snake Charmer,
A successful entrepreneur and his wife’s best friend battle their secrets. By Holden Gerrig.             

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“PRAISE for The Vegas Series”

“Love, love and LOVE this series!” ~ Reviewed by Shirleen Miller

“Could not put any of the VEGAS series books down. Loved Mimi
Barbour’s
writing and character development. Highly recommend all the books
in this series.” ~Reviewed by Sandy M

OVERVIEW:

***Fast-paced continuous action,
**Steamy hot romance,

*And… conflict, conflict, conflict makes this set a must buy!!

This sizzling box set for the Vegas Series starts off where we meet up with hardworking, hard-assed Detective Aurora Morelli. Attempting to arrest a rapist who attacks her colleague then continually thwarts her attempts to bring him to justice–to a horrific nightmare where her new baby is kidnapped–this scrappy detective does everything in her power to control these events. Kai Lawson, a partner she doesn’t want, fights against and in the end accepts (in her job and in her bed) is the hero in these first few stories. The bald-headed, purse-carrying hotshot knows just how to pull her crank and the outcome is entertaining. Their blockbuster story will get you totally invested in this series.

In the last three books, along comes Lisa Jordan, a kick-ass kinda gal who loves wearing the shield as a Vegas detective and enjoys the more strenuous aspects of her job. She steps in for a while as Aurora’s partner while Kai is MIA. Her story begins here and ends the series as she fights her attraction for wealthy casino owner, Jeff Waters. After one wild night, the charismatic charmer digs his way into her heart and that of the three-year-old nephew in her care. The fact that he leaves her speechless, literally, detracts from his appeal for Lisa since as a self-professed chatterbox, it’s the first time ever. On the other hand, everything else about the man is fascinating. She can no more fight her memories than stop herself from rescuing him from two killers holding him hostage in revenge for the mistakes of his father.



Body Toll (Detective Clay Randall Series)

by Bruce Thomason

Body Toll is an action-packed cop thriller set in the oceanfront community of Jacksonville Beach, Florida. In a city known for its beautiful white sands and vibrant downtown, a vicious murderer is on the prowl for his next victim. As the body toll rises, Detective Sergeant Clay Randall and his team work around the clock to catch the elusive killer before he strikes again. The author has created a fast-paced tale of murder and mayhem that gives the reader an intimate glimpse into the mind of a serial killer. Climb into the police car, strap on your seatbelt, and get ready for a rollercoaster ride guaranteed to leave you breathless as you witness a classic battle between good and evil.

Body Toll is part of an ongoing series. Check out The Six O’clock Rule by Bruce Thomason for another exciting Clay Randall thriller.

THE SIX O’CLOCK RULE HAS WON THE FOLLOWING NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS :

GOLD MEDAL WINNER (FICTION-THRILLER CATEGORY) IN THE 2011 READERS FAVORITE AWARD CONTEST

FINALIST (FICTION-SUSPENSE CATEGORY) IN THE 2011 READERS FAVORITE AWARD CONTEST

FINALIST (FICTION-THRILLER CATEGORY) IN THE 2011 INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARD CONTEST.



Emmettville

by Rusty Henrichsen

Kevin and Natalie Hale’s move to Emmettville seemed the perfect chance for a fresh start. New jobs, new opportunities and the chance to dust the troubles of the past from their boots. An idyllic small town greeted them, but setback after setback, followed by a terrible accident, throws their lives into a catastrophic tailspin, and acts as a force multiplier on Kevin’s alcoholism. Natalie Hale finds herself wondering how and if, she will survive Emmettville.



SYLVIA

by Jean-Francois THORON

Initially a trivial and almost naive encounter between two people on an online dating site: Philippe and Sylvia, two people in their thirties living in the Marais a district of Paris.

He is a single dentist and she is a young and beautiful editor, who immediately comes off as mysterious and elusive.

Their online conversations soon appear to be insufficient for Philippe, who decides to find Sylvia, but the unexpected intervention of a police officer will thwart his plan: Sylvia is not who he thinks!

One thing leads to another, striking up a dramatic plot: an assassin struck in the past and is ready to strike again.

Who, really, are the two victims?

Who will survive this deadly game?

Who pulls the strings from afar?



AFTER THE GOODE (A Jake Roberts Novel)

by Cary Allen Stone

Detective Jake Roberts’ superiors in Atlanta Homicide gave him a choice–retire, or face criminal prosecution for going beyond the rules to capture serial killer Jared Hamilton. Jake decided to retire and move with his Hollywood agent girlfriend Caitland to LA where he pens best-selling crime novels. The two take a mini-vacation to visit Fred, Jake’s best friend, in Phoenix.

Bobby Goode is a superstar comedian. During his opening night in Phoenix, he humiliates a heckler. After the show, the heckler stalks Bobby and takes a baseball bat to him on a dark city street. Bobby shoots the heckler in self-defense then panics from fear that he will lose his fame and fortune.

Phoenix homicide detectives Wynter Williams and Vince Farina are at the crime scene investigating a charred body found inside a torched Cadillac. They ask Jake to consult on the case. Jake and Wynter later determine it was Bobby they are looking for. On closing night, inside the comedy club, Jake and Wynter arrive to arrest Bobby. A single gunshot deafens the crowd.



Tracer

by Dustin Stevens

Two weeks ago, Lukas Webb was an Army sniper on the front lines in Afghanistan. Upon finding out his father has just days to live, he is granted a compassionate discharge and returns home to Hamilton, Montana to say goodbye and take over the family business. Just days into his tenure at the helm of the WB Ranch, he appears at the front door of an Agriculture Commission meeting carrying a rifle and fires two perfect shots before being taking three rounds himself.

While Lukas sits in Hamilton Memorial Hospital in a medical-induced coma, a frenzy wages on outside. Local law enforcement and prosecutors parade in front of the cameras, blaming the actions on a maladjusted serviceman, using the incident to bolster their own standing. Veterans in the area bristle at the treatment, threatening to lash back at any time. Townspeople claim they no longer feel safe on the streets of Hamilton.

With just days remaining before Lukas wakes and is hauled off to prison for the rest of his life, a call is made to budding attorney Drake Bell for assistance. Employing the help of his friends the Zoo Crew, he begins a maddening search for the real reason behind the shooting, something he suspects resonates much closer to home…



Limited Capability – Episode Two (Social Insecurity)

by Sarah Honeysett

It’s the summer of 2011â?¦

Terry Walker is trying to get himself fit enough for a heart operation. Perhaps he should take some health advice from his disabled wife Lyn because, according to the doctor who’s assessed her Employment and Support Allowance claim, she’s already fully fit for work!

Lyn is going to need help from the team at the Solent Welfare Rights Project again – but with their funding still falling, the number of appeals on their books rising and Hilary Carrington and her colleagues all under increasing pressure, a vital piece of evidence has been missed and the consequences will be dire.

This is the second part of a serial to be published in fourteen episodes available to download free on the second and fifth Friday of every month.



Out of Bedlam

by Stephen Gallagher

Two more short stories from the author of The Bedlam Detective and The Kingdom of Bones. Out of Bedlam features Sebastian Becker, Special Investigator to the Lord Chancellor’s Visitor in Lunacy.



HIDDEN DOORS, SECRET ROOMS

by Jamie Eubanks

Jillian Braedon possesses a secret so explosive that she must be silenced. On the run with her
five-year-old daughter, stranded in the middle of a blizzard and critically
injured, Jill sends little Valerie off into the raging storm alone. The child
stumbles onto the property of retired musician-turned-recluse, John Mills,
begging for help. John soon finds himself caught up in their torment, and
face-to-face with the pursuing covert agents, who will do anything to destroy
the secret, and silence everyone involved.

“This is a phenomenal first novel; an excellent read for anyone who
loves mystery, and would-be writers who want to learn exactly how it’s
done.” - KIRKUS REVIEWS



The Messenger (Chronicles of the Shroud)

by Stefan Allen

Deep within the walls of a forgotten monastery in Belgrade lies a secret that has been tucked away for centuries. It is a secret men will both kill and die for.

While millions throughout the world have revered the Shroud of Turin as the authentic piece of linen that wrapped the body of Christ, one man stumbles upon as undeniable truth that will ultimately end in the final epic battle between good and evil. This masterfully written first installment of the Chronicles Of The Shroud series will keep you turning pages until the very end.

The beginning …of the end…of days.



Tropical Punch

by David Last

Sailing through life on a sea of trust funds, Linus Graham lives on the lush island resort of Fortunata, where his only worry is finding ice for his next daiquiri. But when a corpse turns up in his neighbor’s swimming pool, Linus reluctantly leaves his hammock to start an investigation, a rum-soaked odyssey that takes him from sunny beaches to chic nightclubs and opulent casinos — and an unexpected killer.



Fortress of Ephemera: A Gothic Thriller

by Eric Christopherson

The year is 1919 and the place New York City. A one-armed WWI veteran spends the night inside the mansion of a wealthy hoarder and lives to tell about it–from a room in Bellevue Hospital’s psychiatric ward.  
Miles Trenowyth returns from the War to End All Wars a changed man, but soon resumes his career as a civil attorney. One of his clients, Noah Langley, is under threat of eviction from his boarded-up and booby-trapped four-story Harlem mansion stuffed to the ceilings with untold tons of bizarre “collections” that the hoarder has acquired over a lifetime.  Miles finds himself trapped inside the mansion, along with Noah and Miss Cora Buxton, a comely social worker intent on ministering to the hoarder, and over the course of one night, he confronts a brand of terror worse than anything faced on the battlefields of Europe . . .
 “With stunning attention to historical detail, and characters that practically jump off the page, Christopherson delivers a blood-soaked thriller you won’t soon forget.”   — Jude Hardin, author of KEY DEATH “Christopherson has penned a deliciously wicked tribute to the glory days of Gothic horror.”   — Mark Carver, author of THE AGE OF APOLLYON FORTRESS OF EPHEMERA is a new thriller from the author of CRACK-UP and THE PROPHET MOTIVE. 
Praise for Eric Christopherson’s earlier novels: CRACK-UP: A PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER Best Mystery Novel, Red Adept Annual Indie Awards

  • “A fast-paced excellently crafted thriller, gripping from start to finish. I look forward to reading more from this author.” — Vicki Tyley (author of Thin Blood and other suspense fiction)
  • “I read it all in one day because I could not put it down.” — Amazon reviewer Dr. Amour
  • “This was truly one of the best novels I’ve read this year.” — Amazon reviewer L.K. Williams

THE PROPHET MOTIVE: A CULT THRILLER Red Adept Reviews Indie Award for Thrillers/Suspense

  • “Previously, I read Christopherson’s novel, ‘Crack-Up,’ and loved it. ‘The Prophet Motive’ is at least as good, if not better.” — Big Al (of Big Al’s Books and Pals review website)
  • “This needs to be required reading for high school students . . . entertaining and extremely informative, while filling the reader with knowledge they will use the rest of their lives.” — Amazon reviewer Eleanor Schwank
  • “This writer is up there with the best.” — Amazon reviewer Edward Meumerke


The Movie Murderer

by joan klengler

The newspapers called him “The Movie Murderer”. Like “The Hillside Strangler” or “The Night Stalker”. You know what I mean. In L.A., every psycho gets a stage name.

In this case, it started with a very smart detective who was, among other things, a film buff, like a lot of Angelenos. He saw something that no one else saw but his theory was not taken seriously. Because of that, one of his colleagues mentioned it to a reporter from The Times, late one night after a few too many drinks in a downtown bar in a neighborhood teetering between gentrification and homelessness.

Until then, there were just a series of killings of girls no one would miss. But once the reporter wrapped his imagination around the concept, it became news.

Somewhere in the hills of Hollywood, the killer opened his morning copy of the L.A. Times and smiled. He had begun for his own amusement, sure no one would get the joke. He had despaired of finding a worthy adversary, or any adversary at all. But he had underestimated.
And so the game began.

The pawn in the game is sexy, sassy Katie O’Hara. Caught up in a passionate affair with LAPD Detective Rick Sandler, Katie unwittingly becomes the object of a killer’s desire.



Behind You!: 1 (DI Banaham and Sergeant Alison Grainger)

by Linda Regan

Some people will do anything to sell tickets. Even murderâ?¦ Christmas: a time of peace and goodwill. Oh no it isn’t, thinks Detective Inspector Paul Banham, called out to a suspicious death at the local theatre, right in the middle of the pantomime. Was it an accident – or murder? On the other side of the curtain, Banham and his reluctant squad find the glamour distinctly tarnished. Rivalries, grudges and illicit liaisons begin to surface as the investigation gets under way, and it’s soon clear that the dressing rooms are a hotbed of long-standing resentments. A second death leaves Banham in no doubt that there’s a murderer on the loose – but the panto is sold out and show must go on.



Devouring Milo

by Tonia Brown

Devouring Milo is a clever, compelling and bloodthirsty read, that I cannot recommend highly enough.”~Graeme Reynolds, author of the High Moor series

Something is devouring Milo, and this time it isn’t just his guilty conscience.

Meet the Bentley brothers; Milo, a troubled young man who slaughters women at the behest of his cruel older brother, Spencer. Their already complicated lives slip into a spiral of madness when Milo is attacked by a werewolf during a routine body disposal. While Milo is unsure what is happening to him, Spencer finds he prefers the company of the wolf, and does everything he can to keep Milo from discovering the truth. The truth, however, is a complication all its own, with or without the beast.

The family that preys together stays together, in this wild take on the werewolf mythology.



Dance With Evil (A Luke Pelfrey Mystery)

by Gregory Alan

In New Orleans investigating cheating spouses had become big business for Discreet Investigations, a private detective agency run by Luke Pelfrey. When Jack and Misty Donnerman walk into the office with tales of voodoo and murder, events take a different turn. Follow the trail of intrigue, murder and secret rituals as Luke once again follows the evidence from the French Quarter to the swamp lands and bayous of Southern Louisiana. How many will meet their untimely demise before Luke solves the case?



Hard Close (Lexington Avenue Express)

by Jess Butcher

Hard Close (Lexington Avenue Express – Short Fiction)

Barry sat behind his littered desk watching her as she dialed the telephone. I’ve got a live one, he thought. He swiveled in his chair and popped a breath mint into his mouth without her noticing. As she talked, he began typing information into the sales-contract form flashing on the screen in front of him.

“But, honey,” she cooed into her cell phone. “It’s so perfect for us and they’ll give us top dollar for our Tercel! Won’t you just come take a look?”

“Absolutely not,” Hector said. He knew his wife had bought the salesman’s spiel. The last thing he needed right now was another payment.

“But–“

“ABSOLUTELY NOT!” he repeated, shouting this time. They’d been married less than a year. During those few months, he’d allowed his new bride to run up nearly nine thousand dollars in credit card debt.

“But, Hector, sweetie, it’s so beautiful–” She heard the line go dead and tears filled her eyes.

The salesman sat looking at her from across the desk. He nodded thoughtfully as he handed her a tissue and leaned back in his chair, his eyes skillfully appraising her. He was confident she wouldn’t notice him gazing at her breasts. After all, he’d been selling cars for years; he was a professional.



Death By Snake (Debbie Pearl)

by RA Fischer

This mystery romance novelette is the story of a Voodoo priestess turned Lieutenant Detective in charge of Cultural Crimes Unit of the New Orleans Police Department Her first case involves the death of a young girl by a snake. She falls for her subordinate partner creating an uncomfortable work situation.



Oil Field, Texas A Tex Waco Adventure Novel

by Larry Hill

Tex Waco is the Texas oil billionaire that heads up a group of rich Texas vigilantes known as the Texas Twelve. A former business partner of Tex is kidnapped and held for ransom by a Mexican drug cartel in Oil Field, Texas. Tex and his two adopted sons, Kale and Ellis Baylock, and The General fly to Oil Field and bein to make their plans to bring the drug cartel to justice and take the cartel’s money. Tex enlists the help of two other experienced operatives, Carlos and Bull Dog, and the vigilantes give the drug cartel a dose of Forty-Five Caliber Texas Justice.



The Trust (Family Trust Series)

by Joyce Zborower

THE TRUST – a cautionary tale

— Family Trust Series —

Do you trust the person you’ve chosen to write the legal documents governing your estate?

THE TRUST is a fictional slice of life centered around a traumatic series of events related to securing a family’s estate planning for the benefit of their children after their deaths.

Everyone wants to make sure their children are the recipients of the parents estate. It’s important to be careful who you choose to make that happen for you while you’re alive because whatever legal papers you sign will become the governing body of directives.

THE TRUST is a cautionary tale. . . Take heed!

Other information about The Trust:

Genre = fiction/legal/short story

Tags = Family trust, family trusts, the trust, estate planning, what is a trust, trusted advisor, revocable trust

Excerpt from The Trust:

. . . I woke up at 3:32 A.M. in a cold sweat. . . . FEAR . . . ! What had I done? What papers that we signed did he actually take? I didn’t know! I didn’t know. I woke Stephen, babbling incoherently about losing the house and “what did I do?” . . . what did I do. I tried to be so careful, but I’m so stupid. What did I do?”

“You’re getting all upset about nothing,” Steve said. “Maybe you should start taking you’re pills again for a while.”

“Why? I’m not getting sick. I’m just afraid.”

“You’re obsessing.”

“Oh, shut up. I am not obsessing. I’m concerned! Damn… Normal people get â??concerned’, right? People with labels â??obsess’! Can’t I just be concerned about something?”

“Okay, you’re concerned. But it’s 3 o’clock in the morning. We can’t do anything about it now. In the morning – we’ll call him.”

“No. Don’t call him. He’ll have time to take out whatever he wants. Just go there and get the papers.”

“Just show up … at his office … And what if he’s not there? Do I go away and just show up again? How many times should I do this?”

“Oh, come on. I don’t know. Just do it.”

“Okay. Okay. I know you’re afraid and I’ll try to do everything that I can to make you feel more comfortable about this, but can I please get some sleep now? I have to go to work in the morning.”

“Okay. But you’ll go get the papers, right? … Well, you had to pee, anyway. … What?… What are you laughing at.”

“You’re funny.”

“I’m not funny. Stop laughing.”

“Don’t do this to me.”

“Do what? … So, you’ll get the papers, right?”

“Right. I’ll get the papers. …if I can,” he added. “Why don’t you roll over and I’ll rub your back for a while.”

“Okay.” “Harder.”

“You know, I can call the Bar Association tomorrow and check on him if you want me to.”

“Yeah. That’s a good idea. I did it already – numbers of months ago. I guess we can do it again though. Yeah, that would make me feel better. …I’m sure he’s okay. I mean, they said he was okay when I called the last time. But you could call again. Thank you.”

“Okay. I’ll call tomorrow.”

“Scratch…”

7:15 found Steve rushing to get out the door. He was in the kitchen making his lunch. I was remembering Sara’s very good advice: “Once I’ve chosen a stone, I never let it out of my hands,” she had said. This sent another shiver down my back. “I know how he did it,” I said.

Steve looked at me sternly. “Did what?” he said. He obviously didn’t want to have this conversation. And he especially didn’t want to have it now, but he stopped and gave me his full undivided attention.

“Switched the papers,” I said. “I can tell you how he did it. If he did it,” I added.

End of Excerpt

About the Author

Joyce Zborower graduated from Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois: B.S. 1965, M.A. 1969. Her majors were in clinical psychology with undergraduate minors in English, biology, and sociology. Her writing career began in 1980 with a gem cutting article published in The Lapidary Journal. She currently has over 50 books (digi



The Highlands (A Short Story)

by Bill Larkin

LAPD Detective Trainee C.P. Mata is called to assist with a homicide investigation in The Highlands, an upscale neighborhood in the Pacific Palisades. The victim is a local man whose body was found in some bushes. The investigation leads them to a friend of the victim, an attractive single woman who comes up with her own suspect. Detectives convince her to help them set up a sting to catch the killer. It catches much more than they anticipated and it catapults Mata into a career as a homicide detective.



From Behind Closed Eyes

by Phillip Holmes

A desperate cry for help or an agonizing scream for vengeance?

You decide!

Carla James, sexy, affluent, debutante of the New York society scene is suddenly driven into the depths of her own despair following the death of her first born child, shattering her perceptions, not only of herself but that of her entire world. Descending into an inferno of drugs and alcohol, she isolates herself in a cocoon of self induced purgatory, destroying her relationships along the way just as the events of 9/11 had mercilessly destroyed the lives of her parents.

Launching a rescue bid, her matriarchal adoptive mother, Marion Elstein, employs the assistance of Carla’s life long friends Patty and Jane to help steer her life back onto a true and steady course but in the process they unwittingly expose her vulnerabilities to the charming yet underhand exploits of an Internet scammer who will, over a period of only a few torrid, sexually charged days, strip her emerging ‘alter self’ of $10 Million, the price he sets upon her ‘right to live’ prior to leaving her framed as the sole suspect of a gruesome triple murder!

After securing the escape of both himself and his accomplice, the ‘High Tide’ reveals vital information exonerating Carla from all suspicion whilst an extraordinary example of twisted fate leaves Carla with the unexpected bonus of having everything she’d thought she always ever wanted! Perhaps we should all be careful what we wish for lest one day, we get it!



A Hare’s Breadth (Or ‘The Case of the Beaten Butler’)

by Holly Greenfield

Mr. Thistle – the cruel, tyrannical master of a country manor house – enjoys nothing better than hunting hares. Until the day he is found shot dead in his motorcar. Suspicion at once falls upon Jamie Redbull, the farmhand who had been courting the master’s daughter.
But has Inspector Crumpton really got the right man…?

Also by Holly Greenfield – ‘A Ghost’ and ‘Jerry’s Folly’.



A Wedding is Announced (The Absolution of Jake Lennox)

by Howard Kovach

The Absolution of Jake Lennox (part 3 of 10). Government agent Jake Lennox has taken a leave of absence to investigate his brother Terry’s murder. An uncomplicated delivery job gets complicated and the only way out of his plight is to plight his trothâ?¦



Under Ayesha’s Desk (The Absolution of Jake Lennox)

by Howard Kovach

The Absolution of Jake Lennox (part 1 of 10). Government agent Jake Lennox has taken a leave of absence to investigate his brother Terry’s murder. Whilst he is up in Manchester he gets a call from an old school chum who is desperate for his helpâ?¦



Britain’s Not Got Talent! (The Absolution of Jake Lennox)

by Howard Kovach

The Absolution of Jake Lennox (part 2 of 10).Government agent Jake Lennox has taken a leave of absence to investigate his brother Terry’s murder. Whilst he is up in Manchester he picks up a call on Terry’s phone from someone needing the services of Terry Lennox, PIâ?¦



Retribution Is Golden Complete Edition (What Goes Around)

by T D Shaw

Retribution is Golden

Kate has decided to allow Sophie one year’s grace, and during that time they are both in agreement about the scores they have to settle, with Arthur right at their side. If they survive, the next battle is an internal one that will determine exactly which of them is going to be in charge in the future.

Anna has a few scores of her own, and when she discovers her link to Sophie, a bond forms and a pact is agreed. Kate has her reservations, but she figures two’s company, so where’s the harm in joining forces? But she hadn’t bargained on Sasha wanting to muscle in on the action. Now, isn’t three a crowd?

Sasha’s past has come back to haunt her in more ways than one, and she is still paying the price on several counts. Hauntingly beautiful, but psychologically damaged from childhood to maturity, Sasha survives by hiding her true feelings from everyone, including herself.

Stuart is used to controlling every situation. His whole life has involved manipulation and power games. But this time he has an emotional tie to more than one person involved in the power struggle. As Stuart plays the puppet master’s role, Creed has his eye on each one of the delicate strings, waiting patiently for the chance to sever them, and the lives hanging in the balance.

Petrito has unfinished business, but he’s finding it hard to decide whether it’s with Sophie, or Kate, or a heady merging of the two very different personalities. As if life wasn’t already dangerous enough, he decides to throw himself into the cooking pot, despite knowing his partner is definitely too hot to handle.

Espionage, conspiracies and passion, and it’s all in the name of retribution. Or is it?

‘A movement in the shadows down by the riverbank registered in Kate’s side vision, and she jumped quickly to her right, flattening herself against the wall, and instinctively wrapping her left hand firmly around the small gun in her pocket. The lamp positioned near the bed was currently switched on, and she was grateful that its dim glow didn’t make it to the windows.
As she kept her eyes on the spot where she’d seen a slight movement, the dark shape of a person gradually became discernible amongst the silhouettes of the trees and shrubbery. And if she wasn’t mistaken, the person hiding down there was waiting for something or someone.
Kate sprinted across the room to an antique chest of drawers, and grabbed a small case. Within seconds she was back at the side of the window, focusing the tiny, high-powered binoculars on the spot by the riverbank as she switched the controls to night vision.
A smile slowly spread across her face when she zeroed in on Anna, just visible through the willow branches that surrounded her. “Oh dear me, surely I haven’t let one of the enemy right into the heart of my family. Maybe I’ll have to let Arthur have his way, after all,” she whispered to herself.
“Too bloody right!” growled a voice from just behind her shoulder.
Kate spun, gun raised and finger tensing, only just managing to stop her instinctive reaction before she blew a hole right through Arthur’s huge girth. “For God’s sake, Bling! How many times have I warned you not to creep up on me? It’s not safe! Not after the amount of training I’ve had to shoot first and apologise to the deceased later,” she rebuked him.
Arthur took the binoculars out of Kate’s unresisting hand and held them up to his own eyes. “Oh yeah! Just as I thought. The devious, little madam!”‘



Dream Keeper

by B McMurray

Every night Tamero is having nightmares, and they are getting worse. He, along with the help of his lifelong friend and love interest Honovi, seek the advice of his tribe elder, Nadie. He learns that his only hope is to find the God of Dreams.

Tamero and Honovi’s journey quickly turns into a confusing nightmare that reveals the truth of Tamero and Honovi’s past. Can he cope with what they’ve done?



Blood Contract All Ye Who Enter Shall Surrender All Hope

by Steven R. Zellers

If you make a deal with the Devil sooner or later you have to pay the price.

NYPD Detective Jack Price investigates a brutal murder where he meets FBI Agent Brandy Hart. They quickly realize there are dark forces at work and that they are in a race against time. As in most stories there is a battle between good and evil but this time the stakes are eternal. Lives and love will be lost. Hearts will be broken. You have been warned, if you enter a blood contract there is no escape.

Based on the screenplay Blood Contract.



Delusional Traits (The Rare Traits Trilogy)

by David George Clarke

Is The Truth Delusionâ?¦ Or Can Delusion Be The Truth?

1970 – Not for the first time in the last four hundred and fifty-two years, gifted artist Annie Carr has brutally stabbed and killed a man. But this time there are witnesses, and with a vindictive district attorney against her, she faces a possible death sentence. Desperate for a way out, she resorts to a dangerous tactic – she tells the truth about herself.

2012 – Despite having always enjoyed perfect health, forty-six-year-old Sara Farsley has worries other women would kill for: she isn’t ageing – she still looks and feels exactly as she did when she was thirty.

Sara can remember that when she was a small child her mother told her they would both live for ever, but her long-dead mother was insane and guilty of homicide.

Having lived her life trying to forget her past, Sara is persuaded by her family to find the truth, and the deeper she digs, the more bizarre the truth becomes.

The second book in the Rare Traits Trilogy, Delusional Traits continues the story of the 15th-century Renaissance artist John Andrews and others like him. The now almost six-hundred-year-old John never met his daughter Paola, born in Naples in 1518, but not only is he certain that she shared his rare traits, he is also convinced that she is still alive. His hopes are raised when his art-and-computer-expert friend Ced Fisher shows him a number of brilliant paintings by an artist called Annie Carr that can’t be distinguished from the work of a 19th century female artist. But then John’s hopes are dashed when he discovers that Annie Carr is dead. Or was her death a delusion?



demetrius Hunted (Errie Odyssey)

by Akbar Bashige

You might think you’v heard the story be for, you haven’t. The real ones far to gruesome. The one in theaters and hitting bookshelves the one you know. Happened long ago it made to seem like a love story adding it to much, to corny

twisted fiction so your addicted. Well this is the true blood and gory !



It Started With A Christmas Tree – A Lizzie Fuller Christmas Novella

by Beth Prentice

Lizzie’s back! It’s her first Christmas with Riley and time for a new tradition. This year it’s a real tree that Lizzie wants. So a visit to â??Happy Christmas Trees’ is on the to do list. And with the help of Earl, the elderly gentleman with a limp, she even finds the perfect tree.

But the tree comes complete with a mystery gift – a beautiful etched glass bauble that sends prisms of light dancing around the room.

But why did Lizzie get the bauble? And why has no one at “Happy Christmas Trees’ ever heard of Earl?

It sounds like Lizzie has a little bit of investigating to do before her world can be at peace once more.



Poking the Dragon

by M B Fox

Take one very angry farmer’s wife with murder in her heart

and a death sentence hanging over her.

Add a politician. Who, whilst standing in for the Prime Minister,

meets a boy. He is the grandson she did not know existed.

Introduce the boy’s maternal grandmother.

A powerful woman hell bent on change.

Blend in a benevolent dictator. A supermarket mogul who started

work aged three standing on a box behind her parent’s market stall.

Sprinkle in a collection of people from an unheard of Village.

A misenthropic farmer. An angry policeman. A slovenly nymphomaniac.

And a child with a Dragon Wand.

Thicken with the most powerful person in the Village of Westminster.

Finally stir in a dash of Chaos. Then leave to simmer gently until the

tipping point appears.



Seaside Trilogy – Sylvanus Kent – The first 6 months

by Chris Cook

The Brighton Trilogy is the first 3 “Sylvanus Kent” Stories in one anthology covering his first 6 months in Victorian Brighton.

They are:-

To Be Beside is a detective murder mystery novella set in Victorian seaside Brighton.

During a Bohemian weekend away on a state of the art steam locomotive a notable London society dignitary is murdered in unusual circumstances.

Sylvanus Kent is forced to investigate the shocking murder after becoming the leading suspect by virtue of being the last to see the victim alive.

To Be Beside is a mystery novella of approximately 17,500 words

A murder. A mystery. A fight to clear his name. Victorian Psychological detective Sylvanus Kent’s first case.

Love To Be

“Love To Be” is a detective murder mystery novella set in Victorian seaside Brighton.

It is Christmas 1841 and society archaeologist Countess Maria Bassano has discovered a unique legendary treasure as well as the love of Lord Richard Goodfellow.

Surprisingly she informs Sylvanus Kent that she fears for her life. Within hours Sylvanus also has another visit from a mysterious mustachioed man who also fears for his life.

How many murders will there be before Sylvanus can find the killer.

“Love To Be” is an exciting mystery novella of approximately 32,000 words

Murder & Mystery in a Victorian fishing community. Psychological detective Sylvanus Kent’s in a race to find the killer.

Two magical treasures protected by curse

Two strangers who fear for their life

Beside the Seaside

“Beside the Seaside” is a detective murder mystery treasure hunt novella set in Victorian seaside Brighton and Sussex.

It’s Valentine’s day – what started as a simple visit to a country Mansion rapidly turns into a hunt for a ruthless murderer and a quest to the locate the long lost Knights Templar treasure.

Sylvanus Kent the detective teams up with Lord Goodfellow who’s family oath is to recover and protect the treasure at all costs.

Unlock the clues to a secret location before their merciless adversary can spirit away the precious secret wealth.

“Beside the Seaside” is an exciting mystery novella of approximately 33,000 words 93 / 181 pages.



A Distant Tranquility

by P. J. Gerrard-Gough

Brandon McGuire gets an idea while sitting in the dentist’s chair. He’s going to build a castle in his back yard especially for his wife and kids. Are they going to love it and give him the respect he thinks he’s due? There’s a worm loose in his head.



Sarah Zeerust and the Gately Bottom Mystery

by J. Franks

Sarah Zeerust and the Gately Bottom Mystery is about a Paranormal Private Investigator and her companion, Detective Mark Cutter, who are trying to investigate the cause behind the mystery of Gately Bottoms. But nothing is ever easy, and they soon find themselves on the adventure of a lifetime!



Murder Musiq

by Oak Summers

When a freak accident cost Deon Davis his opportunity to play in the NBA, he obtained a job at an insurance company and resigned that his days of excitement were over.
However, once policy holders across the country began dying in a series of unexplainable, unrelated murders; he was thrust into the spotlight again.

FBI agent June Franklin has been assigned to the case, and everyone has become a suspect.
And the only clue she has is the music…



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