When Murder’s a game…be Careful how you Play. #NewCover –> A MURDEROUS GAME

A Murderous Game

I am honored to host the new cover reveal for A MURDEROUS GAME, the romantic suspense thriller by Patricia Paris; eBook and Paperback will be available on December 4, 2014.

Blurb:

Passion. Second Chances. When Murder’s a game…be Careful how you Play.

Abby Carpenter is a woman with a few problems: a little red diary that has a way of showing up at the worst times, a creepy coworker trying to sabotage her career, and a philandering ex-husband who won’t stay dead—and now, the CEO of the largest account to land on the doorstep of the marketing firm she works for, happens to be a man she made a complete fool of herself over fourteen years ago. Abby’s convinced if he recognizes her the firm could lose the account, and she could lose her job.

Gage Faraday can’t shake the feeling his new account manager, Abigail Carpenter, reminds him of someone, he just can’t place who. As he begins working with her to develop a marketing plan for his company’s new development, he realizes they’ve run into a snag—he’s developed a major attraction for his new business associate—but, he’s a man who goes after what he wants, and he wants Abby.

Just when Abby begins to think things may finally be going her way, her ex turns up dead—very dead—and she becomes the primary suspect in the murder investigation. Now she’s being pursued by a relentless detective, a sleazy tabloid reporter, and a man who won’t take no for an answer. Will the forces working to tear Abby and Gage apart prevail, or will destiny have its’ due? Find out in this sexy, sassy, romance with a touch of suspense.

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#FREE 9/25-9/29 ‘ENTANGLED DREAMS’ A sensual and, at times, heartbreaking romantic suspense

Entangled Dreams

Mini Description:

When Alexandra’s choices dissolve into Entangled Dreams, pushing her down a dark and dismal path, she must trust her instincts to escape danger, but be able to surrender all to find her happily ever after. Knowing how to decipher the difference will be her toughest challenge.

Genre: A sensual and, at times, heartbreaking romantic suspense

Rating: A spicy PG13 (nothing erotic or graphic)

Excerpt:

She jerked back from him. “I don’t expect you to take care of me,” she retorted, obviously not thrilled with his remark.

He reached for her. “I’m sorry; that was rude.”

She shoved away his hands. “You can’t keep saying whatever is on your mind and then just say you’re sorry. That was rude. If you think I’m such a tramp, why are you even interested?”

“I don’t think that. I’m just accustomed to saying what I’m thinking at the second I’m thinking it. But I really didn’t mean it. I don’t think you’re a tramp. If I thought that, would I ask you to move in with me?”

“I don’t know. I’m so confused.” She dropped her head into her hands again. “I just don’t want to make any more mistakes.”

He put his hand under her chin and lifted her head. “Am I a mistake?”

“You are probably the only thing in my life that hasn’t been a mistake.”

A note from the author:

We live in a world where few people find their happily ever after, even though most of our childhood stories preached that to us. Wait a minute. Did they? I keep hearing…and I’ve been known to write this statement, “I’ve obviously read too many fairytales…” But when I looked back, the fairytales weren’t all sunshine and roses. In fact, many of the characters in what we tag as ‘fairytales’ were beaten, banished, orphaned, poisoned, lost, and on and on…

So where does the fairytale aspect actually play out? Is it when the dashing prince on the white stallion sweeps in and they live happily ever after? Chuh! But hey, the protagonist had to go through many trials to get there. So what’s so bad about that? Personally, I don’t think there’s a problem, except for putting all your dreams in one knight in shining armor who turns out to be a frog. But you can still work at your happily ever after, with or without the prince, right? Though, in my opinion, I think we’re all looking for someone who completes us.

The fact of the matter is a troubled past helps us appreciate a wonderful present. When we experience trials, we often seek out God and loved ones for support and are that much more thankful when the trial ends. So, I don’t have trouble with fairytales; that’s why I write them, modern-day fairytales, that is. I put my characters through trials and tribulations because I know that somewhere, someone can relate. Yes, there’s normally a knight in hidden-armor, who usually requires some polishing before he’s fit to be a prince. But again, isn’t that what great relationships do? They feed off each other to become better partners.

This is what I write about in all my stories. People who have flaws, but learn to overcome, trust when all else fails so they can love again, and forgive so they can know peace.

In Entangled Dreams, I tackle these and many other issues head on. So, for my version of a modern-day fairytale, read on for how to get your FREE copy!

Happy reading,

Carmen

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#New Starlight Dunes (A Pelican Pointe Novel – Book 5)

Starlight DunesWelcome back to Pelican Pointe. The mystery of the past, the present, the future collide … the answers can be found in the dunes.

Archaeologist River Amandez is drawn to Pelican Pointe to excavate and catalogue a long-buried Chumash settlement. She brings with her a not-so-pretty past and only one man in town can help.

Brent Cody comes back to town to recover mentally and physically from a near-fatal attempt on his life. Together the two will lean on each other for strength and courage. And soon discover that the dunes hold answers to more than just the past.

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About the Author:

VickieVickie writes romantic suspense. She’s the author of three distinctive, very different series of books, The Evil Trilogy, the Pelican Pointe series, and the Skye Cree novels.​ She’s just finished her ninth book, The Bones Will Tell, the second story in the Skye Cree saga.

​Vickie loves to write and enjoys getting two people together, involving them in some type of danger, mystery or suspense guaranteed to challenge the budding relationship between the two main characters.

Her female leads are usually strong-willed, independent women and definitely not the kind who sit around whimpering, waiting for someone to rescue them. Not only that, when you read one of Vickie’s books, you’ll get a happy ending.

Vickie loves the outdoors, loves to play video games, and enjoys watching football with the hubby. If you’ve ever read any of her books, you know she’s a die-hard Raider fan, which means she has the patience of Job.

She’s convinced the best food on earth is French fries. Whenever she’s writing she keeps two things on hand at all times. Chocolate and Cheetos.

Vickie is proud to be a member of Romance Writers of America.

​Contact her through her website: http://www.vickiemckeehan.com/

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CREATUS The reason you believe in fairy tales–and monsters.

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In every myth there is a modicum of truth…

Creatus

The reason we believe in Fairy Tales—and Monsters.

 As the sun’s rays peeked above the horizon, lighting the abyss below her, she inhaled a deep breath, closed her eyes, and jumped. She didn’t scream; she didn’t look down. As much as she hated her life, she hoped it wouldn’t end this way. She’d really like to see him one more time.

Her life didn’t flash before her eyes as she’d always heard. Just an image of her mother covered in blood and her Dark Angel telling her he was sorry.

Creatus by best-selling author Carmen DeSousa is a new romantic-suspense novel with a supernatural edge that answers the myths and fairy tales you’ve heard about preternatural sentient beings.

Prepare yourself to believe.

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Contest ends midnight, Monday September 2, 2013. The drawing, which includes all participating websites, will be held Tuesday, September 3, 2013. The winner will be posted the same day.

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New Romantic-Suspense SPLIT DECISIONS by bestselling author Carmen DeSousa is now available!

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Split Decisions is a follow-up novel to the romantic-suspense bestseller She Belongs to Me. While you do not have to read the first book to enjoy the second, we believe you should have the option, so click here to avoid spoilers.

If you’re still here, read on for a first peek at Split Decisions and a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card.

Book Description:

Sometimes you want something so badly you are willing to abandon everything you’ve ever known—including yourself.

Eighteen years ago, Jaynee Monroe married the man of her dreams, became the mother of four, and fulfilled her career goals. About to turn forty, she senses something is missing from her idyllic life. While Googling her name in an attempt to find herself, she unearths something so impossible, she contemplates her own sanity. Seeking answers, she embarks on a journey to discover the truth, only to end up abducted by a deranged stranger who insists on calling her Caycee.

Caycee took the road less traveled. Rejecting a marriage proposal from the only decent man she ever knew, she ventures to California to become famous. Eighteen years later, success has left her alone and miserable. Attempting to locate her lost love on Facebook, she discovers his infatuation with her. Not only does his presumed-dead wife have Caycee’s uncommon middle name, it appears he has photo-shopped her face over hers.

Never could Caycee and Jaynee have imagined decisions they made years earlier would threaten not only their lives but also their loved ones. Caycee must now reunite with the southern gent she dismissed eighteen years ago and convince him to accompany her to New York to locate his wife, the most important person in both their lives.

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Meet Skye Cree – A One woman Army…

The Bones of OthersSome monsters live in your head. Not this one.

Brutalized as a young girl by a vile sexual predator, Skye Cree is a survivor. Guided by the visions of her mystical spirit guide to the whereabouts of abducted girls, she uses her unique abilities to turn her horrifying past into a positive force for justice. Fighting the demons that have haunted her for years, she trusts only in herself–until she falls hard for a man for the first time in her life. Now, discovering her abductor is back with a vengeance, she becomes locked in a deadly race against time to stop the horrors of an evil human-trafficking ring that threatens to tear her world, and her newfound love apart.

New cover designed by David C. Cassdy

Hear what others are saying:

Dark and edgy–romantic suspense with a pulse-pounding pace.” David C. Cassidy, author of Velvet Rain

A story that will haunt you long after you’ve finished reading.” Amazon Reviewer

...well written, fast paced, exciting read…” Paulette Mahurin, author of The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

vickieVickie McKeehan

Vickie is the author of eight novels, including the Skye Cree series, The Evil Trilogy, and the Pelican Pointe series. She makes her home in Southern California. When she isn’t working on her next manuscript or screenplay, she loves to spend time outdoors.

If that isn’t possible, she tries to grow things, which other people commonly refer to as gardening. She loves to play video games, and enjoys watching football with the hubby. If you’ve ever read any of her books, you know she’s a die-hard Raider fan, which means she has the patience of Job.

She lives for chocolate, but then who doesn’t? She’ll kill for a cup of coffee in the morning. She’s convinced the best food on earth is French fries. And she could easily be a vegetarian if not for bacon.

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