Category Archives: Suspense

Emma Beware

48hrs transpire before anyone realizes 14yo Emma is missing? Where is she? Four of her friends armed with cyber-techno skills uncover copious doings. Will she be found in time to celebrate her 15th birthday? Read this fast-paced action page turner to find out more. Discover the meaning of “Every so often betrayal and love go hand in hand.”

A riveting story about a teenage girl, her family and friends will have you guessing until the end.

99 Cent Bargain eBook from November 17 – 20, 2017

Scared on Carey Place in the Haunted Hatchet House

“Kelly, Kelly, come out to play.”

Neighborhood girls roamed up and down Carey Place, searching for their friend. But they were too late.
Driven into a homicidal frenzy, a maniac wielding a hatchet plucked young Kelly from the schoolyard swings. He chased her to her house. The one with hatchet cut-outs in the shutters at the end of a dead end street. When he finished, Kelly was dead and her blood stained the porch and driveway a crimson red.

At least that’s the lore of the Hatchet House.

There’s more to this scary story and amateur sleuth, Nicole Scott has heard the truth of what happened that night. She has the unnatural ability to see and hear ghosts. Kelly is counting on her to tell the children of Eubanks her side of the story.

In a town of witches, trolls and people with paranormal gifts, not many are scared of much of anything. Halloween is a night for tourists, not locals. The eve, October thirtieth is not only the night Kelly Carey was murdered, it’s the night her killer, a millennial maniac roams the streets. If Kelly doesn’t tell the children to stay inside and stay safe.

Who else will?
Who will be next to be scared on Carey Place?
Will it be you?

This Behind the Lore short is part of Nikki Henley’s, Curious in Eubanks Paranormal Cozy Mysteries series.
Set in a small town of curiously quirky paranormal residents this short story can be read as a standalone. It is written to give you the reader an extended experience of the characters of Eubanks.

No cliffhangers. No swearing. No graphic scenes.
Thank you for reading.

99 Cent Bargain eBook from October 23 – November 3, 2017

Hidden in Harmony: Danger is Imminent

HE NEEDED HELP.
The Russell family came home one evening to find an uninvited visitor sleeping on their porch. Brock appeared to be quite harmless.

SO THEY TOOK HIM IN.
Knowing the Bible says they are to feed the hungry and clothe the naked, the Russells take Brock into their own home and quickly befriend him, only to find out he has formerly been accused of a horrifying act.

AND TRIED TO BE LOYAL.
The Russells do not believe in allowing rumors to tell them who to befriend or who to turn away. They decide to do some detective work and find out about a decade worth of unexplained disappearances in the town Brock was originally from.

BUT IT COST THEM BIG TIME!
Threats, violence, death, and kidnappings haunt the Russells as someone desperately attempts to stop their investigative efforts.

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The Chimera Strain by Kevin Lee Swaim

John Frist was a soldier, a hero, and the victim of an IED attack in Iraq before his discharge. He returned home and committed a terrible act of domestic terrorism. Transformed by the StrikeForce technology, he saved New York City from a dirty bomb and nearly died in the process. For him, the ensuing two years has been a bone-wearying series of battles to protect the United States.

Eric Wise has risen from Director of Project StrikeForce to Assistant Director of the Office of Threat Management. Tasked with preventing the end of the world, he protects John while directing the OTM against a vast sea of threats.

The Office of Threat Management still watches over the world and the StrikeForce technology gives John an amazing edge, but will it be enough to prevent a man bent on attacking the United States and reducing it to a third-world power?

99 Cent Bargain eBook from October 26 – 31, 2017

Mrs. Tedesco’s Missing Cookbook

A simple request opens up a savory mystery.

Who would imagine a high school service project with the elderly would involve mystery? Hannah’s matched with Mrs. Tedesco, a lonely widow who loves to bake and asks Hannah to retrieve her cookbook from her old house. Easier said than done. Eager to help the woman, Hannah and her sister, Tamar, are driven to locate the cookbook and uncover its secrets. But the teens aren’t the only ones seeking the cookbook’s hidden treasures, and the other side is playing for keeps.

A Hannah and Tamar Mystery for teens and young adults.

99 Cent Bargain eBook from September 21 – 26, 2017

The Big Blind

Nadia Wolf had one wish, and it wasn’t for the latest designer purse, fashion-forward clothing, or even a handsome man to marry . . . although, that would be acceptable too. Her wish was to win the World Poker Tournament and collect the one million dollar prize, beating the arrogant men who made her professional poker career a daily challenge.

The odds were stacked against her when sexy poker celebrity Caleb Usher sat down at her table. As they pin their battles against each other, a steamy side wager drew them both in and gave them an even greater reason to fight for the championship. It only took one hand to make tournament history and leave them both hot under the collar. Before they could settle their wager, the million dollar prize disappeared in front of an audience. Not one witness could explain what happened or where the money disappeared.

Greyson Miller CEO of the Lost City Casino had a mystery to solve. Not only did a thief steal the million dollars from under his watchful eyes, but a secret swelled so large it threatened the very core of the casino. Nadia teams up with Greyson in an attempt to find the missing prize and to solve the mystery that plagued the Casino. With Greyson’s overwhelming allure, Nadia has to keep both her head in the game and her hands to herself.

Will she be able unravel the mystery and find the lost prize money while keeping both Greyson and Caleb at bay? Can she fend off her fanatical self-appointed poker manager Frankie Garza before he flushes her career down the toilet in offbeat attempts to make her famous? With Caleb, Greyson, and Frankie all claiming a stake, Nadia’s career, her life, and her heart will never be the same.

FREE eBook from October 18 – December 31

Not Forgiven

Chloe is a contract killer.
She is having a little fun with a couple of marks before finishing the job.

Early morning, a body is dumped in an empty parking. Houston Police Department Inspectors, Henry Creed and Mitch Mason, are on the case. They do their best to soothe the nerves of a witness and her husband.

Members of a street-gang (a hit squad) sit in stolen car across the street from a sidewalk cafe. Chloe is walking down the sidewalk on her way to meet a friend for brunch when a dark-colored Mercedes pulls out onto the street slowly. From inside the car, men point guns out at the crowd and begin firing. Chloe never leaves home without a gun, and pulls two of them out and returns fire.

While Henry and Mitch close in on a serial killer, Chloe leaves a trail of dead bad guys in her search for the guilty.

Get your copy of Not Forgiven now! Buckle up and join Chloe for a heart-pounding expedition that will surely thrill and entertain until the very last page.

FREE eBook from October 17 – 20, 2017

The Last Oracle: A Climate Fiction Thriller

As a series of bizarre climate-related events occur across our planet, it seems the world is edging towards a catastrophic tipping point.

Rex Daingerfield is the owner of a giant fracking company that seeks to exploit a rich seam of oil in the environmentally sensitive Greenland ice shelf. But Daingerfield has a nemesis – his daughter. Born to an Egyptian mother, she is inducted as the Oracle of the Temple of Sekhmet. Her role is to protect the earth from the likes of her father.

The Oracle recruits the world’s greatest negotiator, Sam Jardine, to convince her father to change his destructive business model. But a secret society of the rich and powerful stands to profit from the chaos that has gripped the world. Led by an errant priest from the Temple of Sekhmet, he will do anything to stop Jardine.

As the planet edges closer to disaster, Jardine is confronted by politicians, lobbyists, vested interests – even his own radicalised half-brother – all of whom stand to gain from the mayhem about to be unleashed.

99 Cent Bargain eBook from October 17 – 23, 2017

Justice for the Black Knight

Justice for the Black Knight is a story of relationships wrapped in a dark mystery from the distant past that holds the key to the salvation of an African American man on trial for his life. As a child, Freddie Edwards created an alter-ego, the Black Knight, who vowed to fight injustice in all forms. Years later he finds himself accused of the brutal murder of a well-respected elderly white man, represented by an incompetent lawyer, and facing death in the electric chair. His sister Ruby and their childhood friend Annabelle are reunited at his trial where they begin an exploration into the past to find evidence that will prove Freddie to be a hero instead of a villain, his only chance to escape execution. Their journey brings to light the impact race may have on the system designed to provide justice, and a hopeful portrait of life free of the disease of racism. This novel was recognized by Kirkus as one of the best novels of 2014, won the Beverly Hills Book Award for Best Legal Thriller, and was a finalist for Best African American Literature in the Indie Book Awards.

FREE eBook from October 15 – 16, 2017

Choices: Volume II of the Lincoln County Law Trilogy

This series follows the arc of change in a backwater Southern county from the bigotry of the past to a more hopeful future through the lens of the judicial system. In this book, brilliant young attorney J.T. Lockman faces the challenge of a lifetime when he’s appointed to enforce a teenager’s fundamental privacy rights while also representing a man charged with murdering his gay lover. He must face his own prejudices about issues that divide public opinion as his cases progress through the judicial system in the trial and appellate courts. Ultimately, he must come to terms with choices that matter and choices that don’t exist at all.

FREE eBook from October 10 – 14, 2017

 

Murder in the Theater

It’d be the season to be jolly, if not for the dead director.

The script didn’t include a dead body, and now Professor Sheridan Hendley is cast in the role of amateur sleuth. Tensions run high, friendships are strained, and the college administration is beginning to panic. As the plot thickens Sheridan is yet again drawn deeper into danger. Will she find the truth before the final curtain call?

Murder in the Theater is the fourth in the Cold Creek Series.

99 Cent Bargain eBook from September 27 – October 2, 2017

The Bends

Marathon is a quiet little Texas town, and it’s getting quieter. Kids are vanishing, disappearing like tumbleweeds in the desert wind.

Somebody-or something-is taking them.

Action. Adventure. Romance. Suspense. The Bends is a supernatural thriller rollercoaster ride!

Recommended for Fans of Blake Crouch, Stephen King, J.A. Konrath, and Dean Koontz

99 Cent Bargain eBook from September 26 – October 1, 2017

SICK: The 1st installment in the Chloe Daniels Mysteries

Anna Black kills with a purpose. Is she an angel of death or an angel of mercy?

For years, Anna Black was the only child and the apple of her parents’ eyes. When baby sister, Angel, comes along, Anna’s life is quickly turned upside down. Anna will stop at nothing to win back her parents’ affection. When her tactics lose their efficacy, Anna’s desperate cries for help morph into something more sinister. Can anyone stop this angel of mercy? Find out in Sick, Sicker, Sickest… A Chloe Daniels Mystery

99 Cent Bargain eBook from September 24 – 30, 2017

The Mysterous Box from Dark Ridge

This discovery leads him to elicit the help of his crazy Uncle Ulus, who is not so crazy after all, and it leads him to the lovely Cassandra. She’s not just beautiful, pretty and kind, but there’s something “magical” about her, too. Throw in some intergalactic bad guys with superpowers, an underground shelter, and the metamorphosis that’s happening with Joe every time he places his hands or eyes on that mysterious box, and buckle up for the ride of the twenty-first century….

99 Cent Bargain eBook from September 8 – 15, 2017

Ribbons of Death

One snowy evening, a stranger with a horribly scarred face stomps on the porch of Stella Hunter’s house, holding her latest book of myths and legends. He points to the bloody fingerprints of the book’s now deceased owner, marking a passage of the Peacetaker myth. When she asks how he came by the book, he tells her he took the controversial book from the lifeless hand of a traffic fatality in Cairo. And suddenly, Stella could swear that somewhere a clock started ticking down to doomsday. After all, the fate of humanity depends on whether she was right or wrong when she wrote her infamous book.

99 Cent Bargain eBook from September 8 – 15, 2017

The Spirit Seekers: A Pueblo People’s Mystery

Can you escape the wrath of the Spirits?

Sandy Jacobs and Ben Rush are back on the trail of another mystery. The head archaeologist in charge of excavating an important Anasazi ruin on Pueblo land turns up dead. The San Sebastian people, long opposed to the dig because of its potential to disturb a sacred site, believe their ancestors were behind this murder. They want the excavation immediately shut down and sealed off.

Sandy and Ben turn to the police for answers to these questions, but they are of little help and might be protecting the authorities. Unable to sit by and do nothing, Sandy is again thrust into the role of detective, but without Ben’s backing. She’s determined to discover who stands to benefit from the archaeologist’s death, even though Ben isn’t so certain it’s a who, but rather a what. Cultural differences they’d put to rest arise anew and marital conflicts surface to complicate an already complex situation.

Are the ancestors truly opposed to the excavation and willing to wreak havoc? Will Sandy be able to discover the person…or spirit…behind the crime before it is too late? And, in the midst of all the confusion and contention, will whoever is responsible for the crime strike again?

FREE eBook from September 6 – 8, 2017

 

Then Like The Blind Man: Orbie’s Story

While fiction about the 1950s Civil Rights era is far from rare, few capture the period and struggles from the perspective of a white child.

A storm is brewing in the all-but-forgotten back country of Kentucky. And, for young Orbie Ray, the swirling heavens may just have the power to tear open his family’s darkest secrets. Then Like the Blind Man tells the story of a white youth cast aside in the segregated South of the 1950s, and the forces he must overcome to restore order to his world.

Nine-year-old Orbie already has his cross to bear. After the death of his father, his mother Ruby has off and married Victor, a slick-talking man with a snake tattoo. Orbie hates his stepfather more than he can stand, a fact that lands him at his grandparents’ place in Harlan’s Crossroads, Kentucky. Orbie grudgingly adjusts to life with his doting Granny and carping Granpaw, who are a bit too keen on their black neighbors for Orbie’s taste, not to mention the local Pentecostal congregation of snake handlers. Soon, however, he finds his worldviews changing, particularly when it comes to matters of race, religion and the true cause of his father’s death.

99 Cent Bargain eBook from September 4 – 10, 2017

g-NAts: Another Daily Recovery Message Novella

g-NAts: Another Daily Recovery Message Novella explores the lives of seven people of struggling to get clean and sober. Their stories give rise to daily messages meant to inspire, commiserate, give hope, and challenge people struggling with addiction, or even life in general. An excerpt follows:

Cat and mouse
“I did something I shouldn’t have done,” Hoodie said, smiling. “I stole Nora’s cat.”
“Is that what the kids are calling it these days?” Mike asked.
Hoodie laughed. “No! I stole her cat. You know, a cat – a grown kitten. He looked skinny and there was no food in his dish. Nora said he ran out of cat food, but she let him outside to hunt mice. I told Nora I’d take the cat, but she wanted to sell him to me. That was Saturday. Sunday morning I went to her apartment, opened the door and the cat came to me.”
“Awww,” Barb purred. “What’s the cat’s name?”
“Mouse,” Hoodie said with a chuckle. “I gave Mouse to Kitty. She just loves him.”
“So now he’s Kitty’s cat, Mouse,” Barb pointed out.
“I feel bad about stealing Mouse, but I doubt Nora will miss him. If she does, I’ll have to pay her, and I know what she’ll do with the money,” Hoodie said with a sigh.

Today I will accept doing the right thing can bring complications.

FREE eBook From September 3-7, 2017