Publication Day: 9 August 2018
Publisher: Urbane Publications
Category: Fiction, Genre: Thriller / Crime / Psychological
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Bramfield, near Leeds, a sleepy little market town nestled on the borders of West and North Yorkshire. Detectives Stewart Gardener and Sean Reilly discover the naked corpse of Alex Wilson, nailed to the wall of a cellar in his uncle’s hardware store. His lips are sewn together and his body bears only one mark, a fresh scar near his abdomen.
Within forty-eight hours, their investigation results in dead ends, more victims, no suspects and very little in the way of solid evidence. Gardener and Reilly have a problem and a question on their hands: are the residents of Bramfield prepared for one of history’s most sadistic killers, The Tooth Fairy?
Implant is the perfect read for fans of Peter May, Mark Billingham and Peter James. Continue reading “#BlogTour #BookReview: Implant (Gardener and Reilly Crime Series #3) by Ray Clark @T1LOM @UrbaneBooks #lovebooksgrouptours #IMPLANT”
The photo of the Black Hills National Forest on the cover had caught her eye and she thumbed through it, settling on Rapid City as the closest she could get and still feel anonymous.
Hayley Turner is a young woman with a secret. Arriving in yet another destination to escape the horror of her past, she meets Chris “Shooter” Sullivan, war hero, biker, landlord, and a man that seems to dislike her. Should she leave before he finds out?
Shooter Sullivan moved back to Rapid City after the horrors of Iraq to open his custom motorcycle shop. His life was at an even keel with business and his buddies, when beautiful and lonely Hayley Turner shows up hiding something in her past. Should he trust her?
This story evoked powerful emotions in me. It depicts two people who have had devastating things happen to them in the past and who discover their path to peace and happiness in each other. The way Ms. West draws Hayley’s past out is sensitive and credible and the suspense that follows is intense. Both characters were well-developed and presented well, and I can’t wait to read about Shooter’s buddies in the rest of the series.
If you like broken heroes and heroines and romantic suspense, I recommend this book.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I live in North Carolina with so many pets that every time it rains I consider building an ark. I majored in English Education, though most of my jobs have involved using my hands: framing art, grooming dogs, stocking shelves. I started writing about seven years ago to avoid going back to a real job. I’ve recently taken up roller derby just to test my health insurance coverage. (Take a look at an interview with Ms. West at AuthorInterviews.)
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He loved being him… he got away with murder.
She loved being her… until she met him.
The steamy roller coaster ride of psychotic David’s obsession with his childhood sweetheart, a skilled mix of fuelled tension, dark humor and pulsating sex scenes.
With the help of her gutsy friends, fun-loving city girl Tara Warr is the only victim to survive David Howard’s death list. Whilst lounging in prison the hypnotic sexual tour de force enlists an eager recruit, seduces a prison warden and relocates to the sunnier climes of Mexico, a freedom short-lived when his charred remains are found in the fire of a plastic surgeon’s clinic. The police cease their search, finally, Tara and her friends can relax, David is dead. Continue reading “#Spotlight Unfinished Business (David Trilogy #2) by S.C. Cunningham @sccunningham8 @rararesources”
A HAUNTED MAN.
A BURIED PAST.
A JOURNEY INTO DARKNESS.
The title of Wright’s third book in the Detective J.T. Ellington series, caught my eye as I was browsing NetGalley one day, so after debating if I should read the third book in a series I had never read, I downloaded it and the rest is history.
Set in the tumultuous 1960s among the Vietnam War, ghetto rioting, and the rise of a militant antiwar movement, Joseph Ellington is swept from Bristol to Harlem, to New Orleans, and finally to Barbados inside of just a few days. The telegram he receives from his cousin Vic (a man with questionable business practices) is short and to the point “Joseph Stop I sincerely regret to inform you of the death of your sister Bernice May Ellington Stop Request you make arrangements to return to Barbados to settle affairs Stop.” Joseph’s journey to Barbados is laden with violence, death and family secrets that will change his life forever. Continue reading “#BookReview: Restless Coffins (Detective J.T. Ellington #3) by M.P. Wright @EllingtonWright @bwpublishing”
Maddie had no idea how many laws she’d broken in the last week. They all paled next to kidnapping. Since she’d been advised not to leave the state, she was pretty sure having temporary custody wouldn’t get her anywhere in court. Not that it mattered. She’d never get to court. She’d die before she gave Jesse up.
Maddie and her baby nephew, Jesse, are on the run from his father and the man who murdered her sister and her boyfriend. She heads to her boyfriend’s home in Galveston only to run into a charming cowboy named Zach who she shoots over a misunderstanding. To Maddie’s joy and distress, the attraction is instant and the passion is hot and heavy, but the murderer could find her any time and, unfortunately, she has to leave Zach and this town soon.
People were killed every day because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Zach has fallen head over heels for Maddie and her nephew, but is she “one of the damaged strays” that his sister says he likes to rescue? He can protect her from the dangers that she fears, but how can he get her to stay with him?
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Nikos was having a bad day. Not an ordinary bad day, but a ‘your-wife-burned-alive-in-a-spaceship’ kind of bad day. Space travel is murder. Every time a ship goes up, the cosmonaut inside it dies. Why? No one knows, but that’s the way it has always been on New Amith. Nevermind that people from the sister planet of Shan can zip through outer space with no problem. Getting answers to all of this means that Nikos has to dig deeper. It means following lunatic prophecies into catacombs of grief, insomnia, and, yes, some madness. It means uncovering a plot to end the world. And if the world does happen to end, it also means looking past the mushroom clouds to keep going. Because there is a purpose to all of this, there must be. There’s a reason a woman locked in a cell wrote on her wall: We Should Be Called Rome. Continue reading “#BookReview: How I Broke the Sky (Great Year Cycle Book 1) by E.W. Park”
This one comes with a warning – a steamy suspense-ridden psychological thriller – think Silence of the Lambs meets 50 Shades and hold on tight! S C Cunningham writes with a skilled mix of fuelled tension, dark humour and pulsating sex scenes. Grab a glass of wine, close the bedroom door and read alone!
What happens when opposites attract – when a scorned childhood sweetheart grows into a gorgeous sexual tour de force – when a fun-loving career girl, her racy girlfriends and insatiable lovers get caught in his revenge – when sex becomes a weapon, hearts become bait and straight tastes gay – when hi-flying careers, clandestine affairs, and wannabe starlets are hunted by celebrity-hungry press? Obsession, kidnap, murder… and he’s just getting started! Continue reading “#BookTour #BookReview: The Penance List (The David Trilogy Book 1) by Siobhan C. Cunningham @SCCunningham8 @rararesources”
Visions is a psychological thriller set in rural England. The year is 1985. It’s been 12 years since Eleanor escaped London, discarding the fragments of her tragic past to discover a new life. She is hiding in a remote country village, a place where she truly believes she is safe.
Her neighbour, James Barton-Wells is desperate to save his historic country house from ruin but this has attracted the attention of a wealthy property developer from London whose seemingly altruistic offer to ‘bankroll the restoration’ masks a sinister game plan. Suspicious of his motives, Eleanor consults her friend, Charles Bailey. But Charlie has his own story, fearful that Perry Hampton is the man who undoubtedly destroyed his own life.
The characters are drawn together in a battle to save Westbourne House, oblivious to the menace that surrounds them. Threats, stalking and deception lie at the root of the Hamptons evil. Yet it is not until Eleanor comes face to face with them, she recognises a deadly enemy from the past.
Can Eleanor unravel the clues that conceal an evil crime committed in the 70s? This book will draw you into a world of suspense with shocking psychological twists you will never see coming… Continue reading “#BookTour #BookReview: Visions (Same Face Different Place Book 2) by Helen Christmas @SFDPBeginnings @rararesources”
The deadliest kind of assassin is one who is already dying…
As the radiation poisoning that Nadia Laksheva was exposed to in Chernobyl takes hold of her body, she knows she has mere weeks to live. But Salamander, the terrorist who murdered her father and sister has a deadly new plan to ‘make the sky bleed’. Nadia is determined to stop him again, even if it is the last thing she ever does.
The only clue she has are the coordinates 88˚ North, a ridge in the Arctic right above one of the largest oil fields in the world, three thousand metres below the ice. If Salamander takes hold of the oil field, he could change the climate of the whole planet for generations to come…
But can Nadia stop him before her own time runs out? Continue reading “#BookTour #BookReview: 88° North (Nadia Laksheva Thriller Series #3) by J.F. Kirwan @kirwanjf @rararesources”
Late one night, outside Stockholm, Mikael Kohler-Frost is found wandering. Thirteen years earlier, he went missing along with his younger sister. They were long thought to have been victims of Sweden’s most notorious serial killer, Jurek Walter, now serving a life sentence in a maximum security psychiatric hospital. Now Mikael tells the police that his sister is still alive and being held by someone he knows only as the Sandman.
Years ago, Detective Inspector Joona Linna made an excruciating personal sacrifice to ensure Jurek’s capture. He is keenly aware of what this killer is capable of, and now he is certain that Jurek has an accomplice. He knows that any chance of rescuing Mikael’s sister depends on getting Jurek to talk, and that the only agent capable of this is Inspector Saga Bauer, a twenty-seven-year-old prodigy. She will have to go under deep cover in the psychiatric ward where Jurek is imprisoned, and she will have to find a way to get to the psychopath before it’s too late–and before he gets inside her head. Continue reading “#BlogTour #BookReview: The Sandman (Joona Linna, #4) by Lars Kepler @AAKnopf”
The only way to hunt down a killer is to become one…
After two long years spent in a secret British prison, Nadia Laksheva is suddenly granted her freedom. Yet there is a dangerous price to pay for her release: she must retrieve the Russian nuclear warhead stolen by her deadliest enemy, a powerful and ruthless terrorist known only as The Client.
But her mysterious nemesis is always one step ahead and the clock is ticking. In 37 hours, the warhead will explode, reducing the city of London to a pile of ash. Only this time, Nadia is prepared to pull the trigger at any cost… Continue reading “#BlogTour #BookReview 37 Hours (Nadia Laksheva Thriller Series #2) by J.F. Kirwan @kirwanjf @rararesources”
She’d gotten nervous about her first day at The Inside Word—a tabloid! God help her, how had she come to this?—and before she knew it, she’d found herself walking out the door of her new apartment dressed in what, in her saner moments, she referred to as her slut suit.
Cleo is an up-and-coming investigative journalist who got her former employer, The Tucson Sun, a nomination for the Pulitzer. So why is she now accepting a job with The Inside Word, a tabloid? It’s complicated. In fact, her life has been nothing but. Her mother is a former Vegas showgirl who is now a choreographer in Vegas which Cleo likes to keep on the down low. Even her ex-boyfriend Martin Howard Prescott the third didn’t know about that side of her life, but now she has sold her soul to the devil and her sign on bonus will be in the bank soon to take care of some debts. Everything is going as planned…or is it? She didn’t count on having to work with sexy Alec Ramirez with those bedroom eyes and smoldering good looks.
“She’d thought that Ramirez fellow had been within a breath of backing her up against the break area’s counter and taking her right there. And for a second, it hadn’t seemed like a bad idea.”
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Rachel’s dead and she’s never coming back. Or is she?
As she prepares for her wedding to Dominic, Catherine has never been happier or more excited about her future. But when she receives an anonymous package—a familiar snow globe with a very grisly addition—that happiness is abruptly threatened by secrets from her past.
Her older sister, Rachel, died on a skiing holiday as a child. But Rachel was no angel: she was vicious and highly disturbed, and she made Catherine’s life a misery. Catherine has spent years trying to forget her dead sister’s cruel tricks. Now someone has sent her Rachel’s snow globe—the first in a series of ominous messages…
While Catherine struggles to focus on her new life with Dominic, someone out there seems intent on tormenting her. But who? And why now? The only alternative is what she fears most.
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The only thing worth killing for is family.
Everyone said she had her father’s eyes. A killer’s eyes. Nadia knew that on the bitterly cold streets of Moscow, she could never escape her past – but in just a few days, she would finally be free.
Bound to work for Kadinsky for five years, she has one last mission to complete. Yet when she is instructed to capture The Rose, a military weapon shrouded in secrecy, Nadia finds herself trapped in a deadly game of global espionage.
And the only man she can trust is the one sent to spy on her…
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She’d been fourteen when two men in combat fatigues and balaclavas burst into the kitchen where she and her father were enjoying breakfast. She could have darted for it, threatened them, helped him. But she hesitated. The moment slipped past. They threw a black hood over his head, cuffed him, and dragged him away to be interrogated, tortured, executed and buried in the woods. A single thought haunted her ever since. Had he known they would come?
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“Please don’t recognize me, she silently prayed. Even now, nearly thirty years later, her gut clenched when she met new people, especially law enforcement. It was stupid. The odds of someone recognizing her now were slim but every time the panic was real.”
FBI Special Agent Jessica “Jess” Bishop has a secret which has held her hostage for years. When investigating another body found dismembered with the head severed clean from the torso, the similarities with this case and her past could not be denied. The nightmares have been coming back more frequently. Only a few people she trusts know about her past. Her ex-partner FBI Special Agent Jamison Briggs who she hasn’t seen in a long time, her bosses and the department psychologist and good friend. She needs to solve the case soon or she will have to risk telling them about the similarities and she didn’t want to relive the pain and humiliation again.
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“He wonders if other people look at their partners at night, peacefully dozing, and imagine killing them…when he finally falls asleep, it’s to the image of cutting her open and bathing his face with her blood.”
A serial killer is chopping up bodies and has a vendetta against sarcastic Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels, highest ranking female cop in the Violent Crimes Unit in Chicago. Battling with her mother who is furious that Jack wants her to move from Florida to Chicago to live with her due to a near fatal fall, a partner who is on a hopeless diet and having a mid-life crisis, and a diaper-wearing, sadistic cat named Mr. Friskers, how does she find the time to find a killer? No problem. He’ll find her.
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Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Romance, Series
Release Date: February 2012
Beginnings is a romantic thriller set in the criminal underworld of 1970s London. Eleanor Chapman is 16. She has no idea her father is employed in a world of organised crime until the day he is forced to go on the run, leaving her at the mercy of dangerous people.
Her life is spiralling out of control yet on the night she plans to escape, she stumbles across a mysterious prisoner. His name is Jake, a rock musician from Holland and he has a contract on his life.
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“You need to act like a killer, so people will treat you like one.”
It is New York, 1920, and Archibald “Archie” Brown aka Rudy Burns aka the Barbarian Count is a former leading Broadway actor who is attacked in an alley resulting in disfigurement, ending his career and his relationship with Stephanie.
Archie’s friend Sammy has an idea. “We need to give you a role that will entertain them. To make them want to see you…. you can play the villain.” A boxer, The Barbarian Count, mystery man. Is Sammy taking advantage of Archie’s fame? Will Archie lose himself in his new persona?
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Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Series
Release Date: December 5, 2017
Publisher: Fiery Seas Publishing
Have you ever wondered what really happens to Santa Claus letters? In Detroit and Sarasota some children’s letters are diverted and reviewed by Nick Archer, a religiously obsessed, narcissist. Nick responds, leaving a trail of devastation in the two cities.
In Detroit, co-ed partners and wise-cracking lovers, detectives Jaq McSween and David Maxwell, team up with Sarasota detectives Abel Mendoza and his partner, Rabbit, to find this daunting killer.
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Special Agent Garrett Addison is a criminal investigator for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and his first case is tracking a serial killer named the Angel Abductor with the help of his former love of his life, Jordan.
Special Agent Jordan Lambert is a criminal profiler from the FBI and is called in to help the TBI with their investigation of a serial killer who is murdering young girls. She is happy to be coming home, but she doesn’t need the added distraction of Garrett in her life.
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