Category Archives: Romantic Suspense

Heart of Stone

Caleb Stone’s life had never been easy – though nurtured by a loving and devoted mother, he’d been forced to become a man early at the hands of his abusive father. If it wasn’t for the support and encouragement of the woman who would eventually show him what true love was, Caleb’s dream of becoming a police officer may never have come true.

Now one of Los Angeles’ finest homicide detectives, Caleb hadn’t foreseen the impact his past would have on his life, or the lengths he’d be willing to go to in order to protect the people who couldn’t protect themselves. His life was full of secrets and lies, but it was his life, and more importantly it was the life that would put him directly in the path of the woman who would change his world forever.

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Beyond the Red Carpet

Sophia Donovan had it all: a beautiful home in the Hollywood Hills, a successful career at a high-profile celebrity magazine, amazing friends – and she was married to one of the hottest Hollywood Directors of their time. Things between her and her husband Marcus weren’t perfect but after 11 years, what marriage was? But if the secrets that lay behind the walls of the Donovan home were ever exposed life would never be the same for anyone.

When an unexpected visitor from Sophia’s past shows up, it forces her to come to terms with her suspicions. As she unravels the truth about the people closest to her, it quickly becomes clear that fighting to save her marriage won’t be nearly as important as fighting to save her life.

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Undercover Amish

Detective Olivia Mast would rather run through gunfire than return to her former Amish community in Unity, Maine, where she killed her abusive husband in self-defense.

Since the community will not pursue justice or answer questions from the police, Olivia begrudgingly dons her old prayer kapp and covertly investigates a murder there while protecting the man she dated as a teen: Isaac Troyer, a potential target. The handsome and quirky cabinet maker falls in love with her once again, unaware that she carries a 9mm under her skirt. After another murder, some deadly pranks and a kidnapping, Olivia realizes she needs Isaac’s help most of all.

When Olivia tells Isaac she is a detective, will he be willing to break Amish rules to help her arrest the killer?

Olivia values one important rule over all others: never let emotions, especially love, get in the way of the job. But as the body count rises and she starts falling for Isaac again, she might just end up breaking her own rule.

Received 26 out of 27 points as a finalist in the Maine Romance Writers Strut Your Stuff Contest 2015!

“Ashley Emma clearly did extensive research on the subject and portrayed this group in a compassionate, thoughtful manner. Couple her careful handling of this society with her compelling characters and heart-racing plot, and you’ve got a real winner!”

-Staci Troilo, author

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Heart of Stone

Caleb Stone’s life had never been easy – though nurtured by a loving and devoted mother, he’d been forced to become a man early at the hands of his abusive father. If it wasn’t for the support and encouragement of the woman who would eventually show him what true love was, Caleb’s dream of becoming a police officer may never have come true.

Now one of Los Angeles’ finest homicide detectives, Caleb hadn’t foreseen the impact his past would have on his life, or the lengths he’d be willing to go to in order to protect the people who couldn’t protect themselves. His life was full of secrets and lies, but it was his life, and more importantly it was the life that would put him directly in the path of the woman who would change his world forever.

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Beyond the Red Carpet

Sophia Donovan had it all: a beautiful home in the Hollywood Hills, a successful career at a high-profile celebrity magazine, amazing friends – and she was married to one of the hottest Hollywood Directors of their time. Things between her and her husband Marcus weren’t perfect but after 11 years, what marriage was? But if the secrets that lay behind the walls of the Donovan home were ever exposed life would never be the same for anyone.

When an unexpected visitor from Sophia’s past shows up, it forces her to come to terms with her suspicions. As she unravels the truth about the people closest to her, it quickly becomes clear that fighting to save her marriage won’t be nearly as important as fighting to save her life.

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Fatal Truth

She’s an investigative reporter hellbent on uncovering the truth…

Feisty television host Savanna Bunkett exposes government cover-ups on her award-winning show, The Bunk Stops Here. When she digs into a rumor about a top-secret government project producing “super soldiers” for the president, she suddenly finds herself on an assassin’s hit list.

He’s the one man who knows the truth, and the only man who can protect her…

Navy SEAL Lieutenant Trace Hunter is the only soldier to survive Project 24. After refusing a direct order from the president, he was branded a traitor, and his career imploded after the sexy reporter turned him into a national headline. He now works undercover for Shadow Force International, using his enhanced skills to fight for justice and protect the innocent. His first assignment? Protect Savanna from the one man who wants them both dead.

One wrong move and they’ll be silenced forever…

Helping Savanna is the last thing Trace wants to do, but her unwavering determination to expose the president’s dark truth matches his own. She’s his one chance to set the record straight, and he’s her only chance at survival.

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Anti Hero

anti-heroNate Gaines knows he’s no hero. After losing his team in a fiery betrayal, he left the army. Now he works for cold hard cash.

And the girl he loves? She’s better off without him.

Until her story makes her a target.

Then he’ll protect her. He’ll kill for her. He just won’t let himself fall for her again. That would be dangerous, for both of them.

WARNING: Contains an inked military man, a plucky reporter on a mission, and explosive chemistry!

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Desperate Memories

desperate-memoriesRobyn McGill has no memory of what happened three years ago when she was found alone on a sailboat off the Coast of Maine. From that time on she lives with the fear that she killed the two people who were with her on that boat–her brother and her fiance. The police investigation didn’t find enough evidence to charge her, and she can’t remember what happened. She is trapped between her loss of memory and her guilt. Three years later, a shooter nearly kills her best friend Lisa Wade, a TV anchorwoman. The incident results in Robyn experiencing memory fragments she doesn’t understand, that seem to have no connection to her life.

Constable Luke Carlisle lives every day wishing his life had been different, that his wife hadn’t been involved in drug trafficking. They’re divorced now, and it was his evidence that put her in prison. Her lies have left him distrustful of women.

When he is the investigating officer on the shooting, his first suspect is Dr. McGill. His boss on the mainland believes that Dr. McGill hired a professional gunman to kill Lisa. Luke’s gut tells him she didn’t do it, but the evidence suggests she was involved somehow.

When an attempt is made on Robyn’s life, and there is evidence that someone is out to get her, Luke takes her into protective custody-his house next to the tiny police station.

The investigation leads to a yacht offshore, and the truth about that night three years earlier.

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The House on the Shore

house-on-the-shoreHeartbroken Anna MacDonald leaves Edinburgh to find peace at the edge of a Scottish loch. Safely ensconced in her late grandmother’s cottage, she can finally heal her heart and write the novel that has burned inside her for years.

Her peace is short-lived. When debonair artist Luke Tallantyre’s yacht gets stranded in the loch, he seeks help at the nearest residence – Anna’s croft. She finds him annoying. He instantly dislikes the stunning but cranky hermit.

But there’s indisputable evidence that a hit man is on the prowl in the village. Is he after Anna? And what is Luke keeping from her that could deepen the danger? Against their wills, they join forces and embark on an adventure neither ever imagined… including a chance at true love.

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Highway Thirteen to Manhattan

highway13His secrets almost killed her. Her secrets may destroy them both.

Kai is recovering from a near-death experience when she realizes something isn’t right. Her body is healing, but her mind no longer feels quite like her own. Her telepathic powers are changing, too. She can’t trust herself. The darkness growing inside of her pushes her to use her telepathy as a weapon.

Oliver clings to the hope that he can save their marriage, even though he was the one who put her life in jeopardy. As his wife slips further and further away from him, he becomes increasingly obsessed with bringing the man who ruined his life to justice.

The sequel to The Six Train to Wisconsin is a genre-defying tale of love and consequences. Once again, award-winning author Kourtney Heintz seamlessly weaves suspense and paranormal intrigue into a real-world setting, creating characters rich in emotional and psychological complexity.

“…a tortured love story with shades of the supernatural. The characters’ superabilities are understated and well-incorporated in the melodrama…”
–Kirkus Reviews

“The dialogue is one of the strengths to a story line that embraces a search for the truth in chapters that alternate perspectives between Kai and Oliver, offering readers a blend of paranormal intrigue and romance that centers as much upon their evolving relationship as it does on the darkforces tearing them apart.”

–Midwest Book Review, reviewed by D. Donovan,Senior Reviewer

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The Last Rock King

last-rock-kingCassie Washington thought spending her summer touring with a rock band would be an adventure…

When Cassie’s father invites her to take time off from medical school and go on tour with the rock band he manages, she envisions traveling the world, meeting celebrities, and finally making peace with her estranged father. But when the rock star sets his sights on Cassie, she’s forced to make a life-changing decision. Fulfill her lifelong dream of being a doctor, or become the Rock King’s new queen?

Noah LaRock was once dubbed The Last Rock King, but that feels like a long time ago…

Noah’s popularity has waned, but he hopes this world tour will change all of that. After getting off on the wrong foot with the new on-staff nurse-Cassie, who just happens to be his manager’s daughter-his best friend Dondo is introduced to Cassie’s friend Kelly. The next morning, Kelly is found murdered.

As the tour goes on, more girls wind up dead…

Cassie pleads with Noah and the authorities, convinced that someone with ties to the band is behind the murders-but even after an arrest, the bodies keep piling up. And that’s not all for Noah-he learns that his record label’s dropping him, his money has run low, there’s a killer targeting his fans, and his on-staff nurse has taken up permanent residence in his thoughts.

Can Noah revive his career, catch a killer, and win Cassie’s heart-or is it already too late for the…

Last Rock King?

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A Single Step

single-stepMeet Emma Grayson in A Single Step the romantic and suspenseful first book of the Grayson Trilogy, which is a series of mysterious and romantic adventure stories.

‘The gun continued to be levelled at me. “Answer it…but don’t tell him I’m here or he’ll get to listen to you die.” That concentrated my mind considerably, and as I reached for my phone I came up with a plan…’

Emma Grayson was left devastated when her life was torn apart by tragedy and betrayal.  Now someone believes it’s time for her to start again and puts an advert for a job through her door which leads her to the Melton Estate.  Despite her desire for a solitary existence she finds herself discovering a life she could never have imagined, challenging her independence, her fears and her resistance to love.

FREE eBook from July 18 – 22, 2016

Protecting the Dream

protecting-dreamDetective Jordan Delany is back and contemplating her most challenging mission to date-moving in with Tyler McGee.

After receiving commendations for their last successful drug bust, Jordan and Ty are planning a vacation.
Or are they?

Jordan allows Ty to keep their destination a surprise. But instead of whisking her away to a warm Caribbean beach, as her not-so-subtle hints alluded to, he detours to an old estate that he has loved since childhood and asks her to move in with him.

Sparks fly when Jordan is blindsided by Ty’s proposal.

He wants to buy the aging horse ranch, start renovations, and begin a life with Jordan. But can Jordan overcome her deepest insecurities and commit to living with Ty? And if so, will she be able to navigate the one other minor hitch: the spirit inside the house who is determined to show Jordan the home’s deadliest secret?

FREE eBook from June 26 – 30, 2016

River of Danger

river-dangerDallas reporter River Montenegro returns to her small town to aid her father, a recovering alcoholic. After a series of scary events, River knows the infamous Smiling Killer wants to make her his next victim. She grudgingly accepts help from her childhood friend and first crush, Jacob Forrester. Will Jacob and River solve the mystery of the killer’s identity in time to have a second chance at love?

FREE eBook from June 20 – 21, 2016

Paper Dolls

paperdollsMy life comes down to this. Two faces. One choice.

Salem is my twin sister. She loved me. She protected me. She forgave me, even after I failed her. I just got her back after searching for three long, lonely years.

Then there’s Clay. Sweet yet intense and nursing a dark past of his own, he’s all the redemption I don’t deserve. He wants to open me up and know the insides of my soul. I want to let him, but I’m scared he’ll run from what he finds.

But I can’t have them both.

My name is Aria. I’m 18. And today, I must choose. One of the two people I love has to die.

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