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Family holidays can be deadly…
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It was meant to be a nice family holiday… but family holidays can be deadly…
Jake Hawkins wants nothing more than a week away with his family. Their destination, the Elk Lake Cabins Resort, nestled amongst the magnificent Texan wilderness.
That was, until his sister’s new boyfriend, Garret Watts, tags along for the trip.
But Garret has a dark past and even darker cause. A cause he will kill for.
In the space of an evening, the Hawkins’ family holiday is transformed from tranquil to nightmare, where they must confront peril at every turn and find themselves in a desperate fight for survival.
Elk Lake Cabins is the fast paced, unputdownable page turner sure to keep you up at night and get your insides churning…
Can a grad student prevent the apocalypse?
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“Thoroughly intriguing! A real page-turner.”
— Zoe Sharp, author of the bestselling Charlie Fox series
On a dare, grad student Jessica Evans writes a thriller, creating a nightmare scenario based upon the theory that the speed of light is not a constant one that has a dark application. Her protagonist (the fiance of a scientist killed in a car crash) is pursued by those who want to use the theory to create the world’s most powerful weapon.
Jessica’s research into the science stirs up concern from an extremist group intending to use it for evil. Before long, Jessica’s life mimics that of her protagonist, as she runs from terrorist conspirators who suspect she may try to stop them from causing a major disaster. As the clock ticks down, Jessica must put the pieces together and avert a global catastrophe.
A drug lord fathers his lesbian niece’s child, but not in the usual way!
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Two Englishmen have dreams of setting up a business in the sun, but trouble follows them.
Their first brush with death came at Bangkok’s airport on Nick’s first day in the Kingdom.
Action, laughs, romance and tears follow as the story moves at a breathtaking pace.
Violence and tender moments collide as the gullible pair meet a dodgy ship’s engineer, two lovely French girls more interested in dogs than romance, and a tall Welsh man, with a very chequered drug background who leads them all into more trouble. The last person they need to encounter is a lesbian newspaper reporter with a deadly family secret.
The tale unfolds into an action-packed finale.
“I didn’t know if I should laugh or cry,
all very worrying.” Janet Brookman
“How can anybody have so many
worries on a paradise beach?” Tim Mellish
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A killer short story
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He thought he planned the perfect murder.
She thought they were still in love.
A conspiracy is only as strong as those who can break it
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CIA agent Danielle “Dani” Williamson never stops believing that one day she’ll find the man who killed her parents and stole her childhood. And when the nightmare she relives in her dreams is played out in carbon copy and linked to a group the CIA believes is planning a terrorist attack in the US, Dani thinks she might finally have her chance.
Detective Ty Fuller loved being a Navy SEAL, but after seeing one too many innocent children killed, he was no longer able to stomach the world of politics, manipulation, and death. Now, as a detective with his local vice squad, he likes to think he’s helping kids by keeping drugs off the streets—local problems, local solutions.
But when Dani and her team arrive, they bring a case bigger than anything Ty’s small New England town has seen in decades, drugs in exchange for weapons-lots of them. And as the case unfolds and the tensions simmer between them, Dani and Ty discover that all is not what it seems. Uncovering a web of manipulation that spans the globe and reaches all the way to the US president, they know the price for justice will be high, risking not just their fledgling relationship, but their very lives.
“Love this book! Perfect mix of suspense, romance, and exceptionally well-researched writing. It was very hard to put down. I had to restrain myself from reading it all in one sitting. Tamsen Schultz is a fantastic writer!” – Amazon Review
A broken widow. A deadly search. An impossible choice.
A year after her fiancé’s sudden death, geologist Dr. Cassidy Kincaid barely finishes a brutal week of field work on Volcán Arenal when a call from an estranged family member turns her world upside-down. Cassidy’s stepbrother, Reeve, has gone missing in the nearby party town of Tamarindo.
But going after Reeve isn’t so easy, and brings back the guilt of abandoning him years ago despite promising her father she would look out for him. Knowing she can’t turn her back on Reeve this time, and hoping the victory of finding him might make her strong again, Cassidy sets off to find the stepbrother she blames for straining the bonds of her broken family.
However, as the mystery draws her deeper into the darkest corners of paradise, Cassidy discovers a shocking truth about the stepbrother she never understood. And when suddenly, the tables are turned and she becomes the hunted, Cassidy is forced to make an impossible choice: save Reeve, or save herself?
Rescuing Reeve is a twisty tale of suspense and danger. If you like heart-thumping action, exotic settings, and broken heroines, then you’ll love Amy Waeschle’s captivating novel. Download Rescuing Reeve to experience this dark mystery today!
Running Is Easy. Facing Your Mistakes Can Be Deadly.
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Jealousy can get you killed…
It’s 1995. Air Force crew chief Connor Pierce wants to help his lonely assistant get comfortable around women, so he takes him to a strip joint outside their air base in Okinawa, Japan. But when the stripper he lets loose on his romantically challenged friend is brutally murdered, Connor must solve the mystery to keep him from a life in prison. . .
Connor is just a regular guy trying to straighten out his crooked path. His wife is angry and suspicious. His ex-lover is trying to win him back into sexual adventure. And his children don’t get enough of his time.
Now, to keep his friend out of Leavenworth, Connor must assume the role of amateur detective, while steering clear of military police and dodging the local Yakuza. Most threatening of all, his ex-lover’s husband is lead agent on the case for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and intends to send Connor to federal prison with his friend.
With the military police questioning his every move, the Yakuza hunting him down and his secret lover’s Special Investigator husband trying to make him an accessory to murder, Connor has to give his all to find the real killer.
Can he outsmart the Special Investigator who wants to make him pay? Will he survive the vengeance of the Okinawan Yakuza? Or has he become of victim of his own foolishness — a plan to help his friend “Eugene Garboski get comfortable around women?”
From the newest of Montana mystery authors, a 1990s mystery story full of sexual betrayal, loyalty and redemption set in tropical Okinawa.
A brilliant hacker on the run. Can she save herself while trying to save the world?
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Helen is on the run from a deadly enemy. But as she heads into the slums of New Kowloon looking for refuge, things are only getting worse. Now local thugs and the triads are trying to hunt her down too. The problem is—she’s got the world to save.
The cuts nobody sees bleed the most.
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An abyss of temptation promises dark and boundless thrills.
Joy Burton, twenty-three and a Ph. D. candidate, works as a research assistant for Dr. Draven Blackmoor—a handsome guest professor who studies serial killers. Joy has fallen for his dark charms.
Draven crosses boundaries as if they don’t exist, and he attempts to drag Joy into his boundless abyss to explore the heights of passion and power.
Joy must decide if she will cross the final bridge.
But if she does, can she cross back?
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“The HOME Saga will get under your skin.”
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Chadwick and two other survivors of Saw Creek venture back to his chosen home, Brooklyn, unprepared for the state of civilization upon their return. Will Chad carry on the legacy of The Disruption as Hazel and Juni intended? He may not have a choice.
Let Go is Book Nine of Syd West’s twisted thriller saga, Home, each written in an episodic format to be enjoyed in a single sitting. Released by PulpBoom: Bingeworthy Books.
Hear the fear!
When your partner goes missing and you
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Living with Saci is set in the sprawling metropolis of São Paulo, Brazil. It tells the story of Teresa da Silva, an overweight, depressed, drink dependent, and her struggles in the city. Estranged from her daughter, who lives with the ex-husband in England, life seems to constantly deal Teresa a bad hand. She begins to wonder whether the mischievous character from Brazilian folklore, Saci, might have something to do with it. Events seem to be taking a turn for the positive when she meets Felipe, who asks her to marry him. But when he disappears, Teresa finds that she is the object of suspicion.
Something evil lurks in Kerry Manor….
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A terrible tragedy struck Kerry Manor in 1901. Decades later, two young women will glimpse the evil that took the lives of the Kerry Family. Step into the Northern Michigan Asylum for the Insane…
When 17-year-old Reese first moved to the wealthy, lakeshore town of St. Clair, she never expected someone like Charlotte Walters to take her under her wing. Charlotte is everything that Reese is not: rich, gorgeous, and carefree. But when Charlotte goes missing, Reese must dig through all of St. Clair’s secrets–and Charlotte’s–to find her.
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“A thoroughly enjoyable read. Readers will be waiting with anticipation for future volumes.” –Kirkus Reviews
When 17-year-old Reese first moved to the wealthy, lakeshore town of St. Clair over five years ago, she never expected someone like Charlotte Walters to take her under her wing. Charlotte is everything that Reese is not: rich, gorgeous, and carefree, living with her enigmatic older brother and her parents in a mansion at the top of the lake.
But when senior year starts, everything seems off. Reese notices that Charlotte’s older brother Aiden keeps coming back from college to hang around on weekends, stoic and grim. And Charlotte’s parents seem more distracted, almost lost. Meanwhile, Charlotte keeps insisting to Reese that nothing is wrong, and decides to host a Halloween party with the theme of “missing girls.”
That night, at the party, Charlotte goes missing.
Everyone who attended becomes an instant suspect, from Charlotte’s brother (who argued with Charlotte earlier that night), to Charlotte’s field hockey teammate (who wasn’t invited to the party in the first place), to Reese herself (who was the last person to see Charlotte alive, out near the lake).
With the clock ticking, Reese must unravel what happened to her best friend, and dig through the layers of secrets protecting people in St. Clair. Because now, being the quiet sidekick won’t cut it. And maybe only an outsider to St. Clair can truly confront all of the town’s dark mysteries.
L.C. Warman is the author of spooky young adult mysteries. She grew up in New England, in a town where real estate contracts stipulated that you couldn’t back out if you discovered your new place was haunted. She currently lives in a Michigan lakeside town with her husband and two dogs.
FULL REVIEW from Kirkus Reviews :
A high school senior attempts to unravel the truth behind her friend’s disappearance in Warman’s debut YA mystery, the first in a series. Reese’s best friend, Charlotte Walters, is “stunning, smart, charismatic, everything and anything that a seventeen-year-old wished to be.” She’s a beautiful, All-State field hockey player with a 4.0 GPA and a “talent for painting,” so she gets plenty of attention from her fellow classmates. Reese, meanwhile, is known primarily as Charlotte’s sidekick—something between an assistant and a confidante. Charlotte values her for her loyalty but doesn’t realize that Reese secretly resents her big house, rich parents, and army of admirers. When Charlotte decides to throw a Halloween party with a “ghosts of dead girls” theme, Reese helps her plan it—even going so far as to get Reese’s former crush, Riley Gallagher, to procure a beer keg. Reese quickly grows tired of Charlotte’s spooky antics, though, especially when she runs down to the lake to try to hear the ghost of local urban legend “Screaming Stella.” But when Reese arrives after her, she sees a boat rowing away from shore and can’t find Charlotte anywhere. Reese quickly summons help—the cops; Riley; Charlotte’s brother, Aiden—but it’s clear that Charlotte has disappeared. Everyone expects Reese to have some insight into what happened, but maybe she doesn’t know her friend as well as she thought. Throughout this novel, Warman’s taut prose is pitched perfectly for her subject matter, managing to make the high school drama feel high-stakes and creepy by turns. For example, here’s how she portrays Reese’s wonder at Charlotte’s huge trove of gossip: “part of me felt that the source of her knowledge was deeper, more mysterious, that Charlotte Walters knew everything because she was the town, or everything that St. Clair liked to think of itself as.” The author’s sharp senses of pacing and character make this a thoroughly enjoyable read. Readers will be waiting with anticipation for future volumes. A captivating teen mystery in a secretive lakeside town.
One Reporter. Three Dead. Five Knives.
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FIVE KNIVES welds the intensity of Jack Bauer’s “24” to the scorching heat of THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST.
“The author is a great talent.” — Aaron C. Brown, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer
When a man plummets to his death from an apartment tower, Will Finch’s shock soon becomes a nightmare. As he studies the open windows above the corpse, Finch notices a lamp blinking erratically behind a drawn curtain on the eleventh floor.
When he investigates the distress signal, Finch discovers a woman handcuffed to a bedpost. Over the following week, he uncovers a conspiracy that ties the murder to a series of bombshells. The victim’s bankruptcy. A global stock fraud. A murder spree that began in Baghdad and is now haunting the citizens of San Francisco. Is this the work of a serial killer, a copycat — or both?
Five Knives is the prequel thriller in the Will Finch crime series — a novel that opens on the first day of Will Finch’s journalism career. Everything that Finch learns about crime reporting begins with Five Knives.
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“Lots of twists and turns…”
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One Grand Ship. Two love affairs, decades apart. An idyllic summer resort town torn apart by class struggles, tragic loss, betrayal and murder.
An Amazon #1 selection for Mystery Thriller & Suspense.
Amazon Five Star reviews for The EmmaLee Affairs
– “… a great combination of romance, drama and mystery.”
– “…an absolute delight!”
– “…the perfect summer read!”
– “… beautifully written!”
Jonathan McKendry, the son of a local boatyard owner in a 1940’s northern Michigan resort town, is falling in love with Emily Compton, the daughter of a wealthy family who summer in Charlevoix and own the grand ship, the EmmaLee. As class differences and family pressures threaten any hope of the relationship succeeding, a shocking crime shatters their dreams of being together and throws them into a desperate search for a brutal killer.
In a parallel story in present-day, Sally Thomason, a descendant of the Compton’s, is thrilled to join the Charlevoix community in welcoming back the family’s old yacht, the EmmaLee after decades away. When she meets Alex Clark, the new owner of the ship, her life takes a drastic turn that threatens her current relationship and dredges up past memories of a tragic event that continues to haunt her. As Sally and Alex grow closer, they search for common ground to move beyond the past and build new lives together.
The EmmaLee Affairs plays out against a beautiful scenic backdrop and compelling historical context while exploring the deep emotions of tragic love and loss, and the chilling effects of evil that often lie just beneath the surface of our fragile lives.
A story of Massachusetts greed: the Big Dig, the Mob, politicians and sex — living together at Serpent Point
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Inside the Big Dig tunnel beneath the streets of Boston, a roof collapse kills an innocent motorist and suddenly questions are being asked: Was the construction shoddy? Did the unions cut corners? Were Boston’s politicians all paid off to look the other way?
Tom Pyle, owner of the huge construction firm that built the tunnel, knows he’s in trouble. So he hires a rough-and-tumble, no-nonsense manager in Jack Dunne to come in and try to save the company.
The threads Dunne begins to pull all seem to lead right back to Pyle’s own exclusive Cape Cod oceanfront neighborhood, a place called Serpent Point. Living there, in gated luxury, are several who had some kind of role in the Big Dig project: the famous senator gearing up for his own presidential run; a wealthy retired musician and impresario with strange tastes; and the head of one of New England’s most powerful crime families whose main concern is keeping tabs on his own sixteen-year-old daughter. And is Dunne trying to save the company, or take it over for himself?
Author Caleb Clarke has created a story for our time, and it’s located on Serpent Point.
A Tale of Psychological Suspense
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There’s one thing more dangerous than testifying to a crime—staying silent.
Locked in the ruins of a California Mission, Abby Travers watches helplessly as a girl dies outside her window. As she struggles between her moral obligation to come forward as a witness, and her commitment to a Medieval religious practice that requires her to retreat from the world, the situation spins out of control.
Abby’s hesitation starts a series of catastrophes. She finds herself at the center of a deadly cover-up where every minute counts and indecision could be fatal. She questions all her beliefs and everyone she knows becomes suspect. To save herself and those she loves, she must break free from her self-imposed prisons of stone and fear.
The Sanctity of Sloth is a taut, psychological thriller that answers the question: What happens when a good woman does nothing? Fans of Paula Hawkins and A.J. Finn will enjoy this third book in Greta Boris’s Seven Deadly Sins Series – Standalone novels of psychological suspense.
Procrastination is perilous, so get your copy today!
Three stories on the fear and the lure of unknown journeys
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Three humanoids run away from a trade exhibition in Shenzhen, an expat Chemistry teacher in a Bangkok international school experiments with an unsavoury invention and two middle-aged women on a wine tour in Ontario encounter an unexpected detour. Three stories on the desire, fear and the lure of unknown journeys.
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Two criminal oligarchs—one Mexican, the other French—secretly join forces to make their extensive logistics and distribution networks available to global terrorists…for a price. Their instruments are a mercurial Venezuelan known as Fósforo (like the match you strike to spark a flame) and a young Stanford-educated engineer named Graciela Montoya.
Standing between them and the deaths of thousands of innocents is FBI Special Agent Porfirio “Pete” Cortez, whose once promising career is now in serious jeopardy, as vultures in blue suits circle in for the kill. As if that isn’t bad enough, a crazed drug enforcer with an eye toward revenge wants him dead.
RANCHO BUENA FORTUNA is the first book in Bill King’s mystery/thriller series about a fifth-generation Texan whose sense of right and wrong sometimes brings him into conflict with the leadership of his chosen profession. Set amid the gritty landscape of south Texas, between Houston and the border with Mexico, RANCHO BUENA FORTUNA straddles the delicate balance between modern and traditional Texas.
If you enjoy idiosyncratic characters from authors like John Sandford and Elmore Leonard, you’ll love Pete Cortez.
A thief and a sex worker’s paths cross in an unexpected way that threatens their lives
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Max is a thief who prides himself on being so stealthy that it’s like he was never there at all. He doesn’t find many things in life to be worth doing if a payday isn’t involved. Skye is a sex worker in Amsterdam’s red light district who dreams of a better life. When she walks into the same coffeeshop as Max on a rainy day in Amsterdam, they discover that their lives are connected in a way that threatens them both. Max must choose between his “every man for himself” mentality and saving the one person he thinks can make him a better man. A story of love, loss, and redemption in the unlikeliest of places.
Internationally-bestselling author Michaelbrent Collings brings you a thriller unlike any you’ve ever experienced…
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Get ready, because you’re about to meet the world’s most dangerous hitman. You’re about to meet Mr. Gray.
A killer has come for Amy’s autistic son.
Known only as Mr. Gray, he has no mercy, no remorse. He cannot be bargained with, he cannot be turned from his mission. He is the world’s most dangerous hitman, and he has never failed to complete a contract.
Aided by an ex-cop who lost his family to the same assassin, Amy and her son are on the run, trying to stay alive long enough to figure out who Mr. Gray is, why he wants Amy’s son dead, and maybe – just maybe – find a way to kill someone who can seemingly appear and disappear anywhere, anytime… and who may be something not entirely human.
“What an outstanding read… This is one you will not be able to put down and one you will remember for a long time to come. Very highly recommended.”
– Midwest Book Review
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4 short stories:
All Sales Final
Lady of the Lake
The First Day