SPY GAMES available for pre-order now, due to be released July 6, 2021

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What would you do if you were forced to choose who lived or died; the man who mentored you your entire life, or the father you just met who gave you life?

On the day Sydney was born, her father, Jake Logan, was on a covert mission tasked with taking down the leader of a vicious cartel on the FBI’s most-wanted list. When a raid on the compound went wrong, a member issued an ‘Order of Death’ on their heads. To keep his family safe, Jake disappeared from their lives, and years passed without any trouble.

Until now…

After her mother died Sydney searched for her father and now they were back together, trying to bond after years of absence. Invited to take part in a week of spy games, with Sydney and Cody learning the ropes of covert ops, they’re unexpectedly thrust into a live mission when Jake and his team were ambushed and Detective Carter abducted. Join them as they cross the Pacific to an unknown island,

Join them as they cross the Pacific to an unknown island, dodge lunatics chasing them through the jungle, and ultimately attempt to infiltrate a dangerous compound, whose occupants are more deadly than any predator they’ve ever seen, all in hopes of carrying out a rescue.

But now that the predator knows her identity; is it Sydney they’re really after?

#NewRelease: THE CORTES ENIGMA

THE CORTES ENIGMA

For a limited time, only, you can get the brand new thriller by John Paul Davis, The Cortés Enigma, as part of The Hot Box – 8 Sizzling Thrillers in one box set, and with a price that is less than the majority of  single E-books. The set is available now on Amazon and other leading eBook retailers.

To buy the box set:

Amazon: UK

Amazon: US

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B&N

Synopsis:

1581: It appeared in the west as the sun was setting, a distant silhouette like a fire on the water. Twelve hours later it appeared again, this time much closer to the mainland . . . Who was on board or where they came from remained a mystery . . . No trace of the vessel was ever found . . . 1904: In an old graveyard in a remote part of the Isles of Scilly, a distinguished academic makes a surprising discovery. The inscriptions on the gravestones are unlike any he has ever seen, at least in that part of the world. The clues point to an astounding possibility: a maritime legend and a priceless treasure. And a four-hundred-year-old cover-up!

Present Day: History Lecturer Dr Ben Maloney is sitting in his office when the phone rings. A call from his cousin is rarely anything out of the ordinary, but today what he has to say is anything but normal. His great-great-grandfather’s ship has been discovered near a deserted island in the Isles of Scilly. Along with his murdered corpse! Dropping everything, Maloney’s decision to visit the site of his ancestor’s demise soon proves to be one fraught with danger. With nothing but a hundred-year-old diary and legends from the island’s past to guide him, Maloney’s only chance to solve the riddle of his ancestor’s death is to unravel the pieces of an altogether greater mystery. An unimaginable treasure remains unfound. And some will stop at nothing to find it . . .

PRAISE FOR JOHN PAUL DAVIS:

UK #1 – Religious Fiction
UK Top 3 – Historical Thrillers
UK Top 50 – Thrillers
UK Top 350 
US Top 10 – Historical Thrillers
US Top 100 – Religious Fiction
  
From the International Bestselling Author of The Templar Agenda                                                                                                                  
Praise for The Templar Agenda
   
~~”Can’t wait for the new one!” – RICHARD DOETSCH, international bestselling author of Thieves of Heaven, Half Past Dawn, and The 13th Hour
                                     
~~”John Paul Davis clearly owns the genre of historical thrillers.”  – STEVEN SORA, author of The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar, The Lost Colony of the Templars, Secret Societies of America’s Elite
~~”A well-researched, original and fascinating work – a real page-turner.” – GRAHAM PHILLIPS, bestselling author of The End of Eden, Merlin and the Discovery of Avalon, The Templars and the Ark of the Covenant, Alexander the Great, The Moses Legacy, The Marian Conspiracy, Act of God 

 

Book Launch: The Hot Box – 8 Sizzling #Thrillers for the price of 1…

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My #NewRelease, SANCTIONED KILL, is one of the books included in The Hot Box – a box set featuring 8 Sizzling Thrillers from 8 best-selling authors. For the price of one book, you can get all eight, and the set is now live.

AmazonUS: http://www.amazon.com/Hot-Box-Sizzling-Thrillers-Best-Selling-ebook/dp/B00KWCAR3Q/ref=la_B003X0C052_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1402419911&sr=1-7

AmazonUK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hot-Box-Sizzling-Thrillers-Best-Selling-ebook/dp/B00KWCAR3Q/ref=la_B003X0C052_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1402419894&sr=1-7

8 Sizzling Thrillers From 8 Best-Selling Authors

Steven Bannister – Fade to Black
John Paul Davis – The Cortes Enigma (NEW RELEASE)
C R Hiatt – Sanctioned Kill (NEW RELEASE)
David Leadbeater – The Razor’s Edge
Andy Lucas – Race Amazon
Karen Perkins – Dead Reckoning
C K Raggio – Heron Park
Mike Wells – Wild Child

Steven Bannister – Fade to Black
Allie St Clair is young and brilliant and today she’s been promoted to Detective Chief Inspector at New Scotland Yard. But the time for celebration is short. Something is wrong in rain-swept London. Very wrong.

John Paul Davis – The Cortes Enigma
1581: It appeared in the west as the sun was setting, a distant silhouette like a fire on the water. Twelve hours later it appeared again, this time much closer to the mainland . . . Who was on board or where they came from remained a mystery . . . No trace of the vessel was ever found . . .

C R Hiatt – Sanctioned Kill
Destined for Danger. Sanctioned to Kill.

David Leadbeater – The Razor’s Edge
Trent, Silk and Radford are the Razor’s Edge and the best spy team in the business – until the government they toiled, served and bled for, disavowed them.

Andy Lucas – Race Amazon
James Pace, ex-RAF helicopter pilot and amateur cameraman, is still trying to figure out what to do with the rest of his life when a child’s bullet nearly kills him.

Karen Perkins – Dead Reckoning
A historical adventure of piracy, love and revenge in the Caribbean in the seventeenth century.

C K Raggio – Heron Park
A small Long Island town erupts in a panic when a woman and her dog are found savagely murdered on a popular hiking trail.

Mike Wells – Wild Child
A fast, suspenseful thriller with an ending that you’ll never see coming.

SANCTIONED KILL new #thriller in The Hot Box…

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TAGLINE:

Destined for Danger. Sanctioned to Kill.

BLURB:

Hot on the trail of an international weapons ring, covert agent Kyra Ray finds herself caught in the cross-hairs of a ruthless arms dealer in the perilous mountains of war-torn Afghanistan. Closing in, the mission takes an unexpected and near-deadly turn in the high-stakes drama of New York City, where Kyra is mysteriously spared by an assassin sent to kill her. Retrained as an assassin and given strict orders to take him down, Kyra becomes trapped in a game of cat-and-mouse that will put her life on the line and her directive to the test—her sanction to kill.

A moment of weakness…an afternoon of passion… A PERFECT SETUP

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A Perfect Setup

A moment of weakness…an afternoon of passion…

a brutal murder hits close to home…
The explosive sequel to A PERFECT HUSBAND

Sami’s back! And this time it’s personal!

The New York TimesDaily News and New York Post all hailed her a hero!

Samantha Saxton ‘owned the night,’ they reported. She was the victor, the quiet champion, the anti-heroine single-handedly destroying the career of a lethal serial killer stalking the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania for six unremitting years. The disappearance of six teenage girls and the horrific details of their deaths received national, frenzied attention and Sami Saxton became the unlikely poster woman in all the coverage.

Sami’s attempt to find a quieter, less hectic life by moving to a cabin her deceased father built years ago in the remote urban township of Montague, New Jersey didn’t turn out quite the way she’d planned.

Returning to the City, Sami purchases a spacious, fifth floor, open-airy, glass-walled condominium on the Upper West Side overlooking the Hudson River…another new start!

But, that night continues to haunt her…in her dreams and in her life. The nightmares persist, vivid, ongoing and relentless. Posttraumatic stress syndrome paralyzes her, keeping her a prisoner in her newly renovated home. The anxiety attacks intensify and not even prescription painkillers can relieve the anguish.

Then, the unthinkable occurs. A young, female model is found brutally murdered in a midtown hotel. And, Jerry Saxton, Sami’s ex-husband, is taken into custody for the heinous crime.

TRUST NO ONE!

AMAZON US

AMAZON UK

About the author:

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DOUGLAS WICKARD

I wrote my first short story when I was twelve. It was titled Twelve and a Junkie. I persuaded my sister Karen to ‘make it look professional’ so I could submit it to the Reader’s Digest First Person’s Award. Ada, my mother, was mortified. Can you imagine? Small-town boys from Ohio, growing up in the 60’s, hopefully, knew little about heroin addiction, or for that matter writing, but for me that experience opened a whole new arena of visual communication.

I didn’t win the competition, needless to say, but I did uncover a link between my imagination and the written word. If I was willing to show up, sit down and spend some time alone, a story quite possibly could develop.

I left home early, at sixteen, and joined the military. By twenty-three I was a world traveler. I traded in my small-town upbringing for the City; Los Angeles first, then New York. For over twenty years I lived in the Big Apple, working in the hospitality industry, but I never stopped putting pencil to paper, fingers to keyboard. My introduction to professional writing began with musicals. My first optioned show was called WaitingHead Over Heels and Lovers & Liars followed. Although Broadway was the goal, my shows never saw the light of the ‘Great White Way.’ But, my association and collaboration, at that time, with so many wonderful, talented musicians, singers and writers was a creative dream, a children’s playground.

Several screenplays, a few novels and even a television script were developed, sent out and shelved. Some work gathered more attention than others.

Patience is the key in a writer’s life.

And, perseverance.

My first published novel, A Perfect Husband, introduces Sami Saxton, a normal forty-something year old woman dealing with challenges; a bad marriage, a tarnished career, a mid-life crisis (what else is new?). A simple plan to escape from her past and begin anew comes to a terrifying halt when a series of events catapult her into a battle for territory, self-preservation and ultimately her Life.

COVER REVEAL for COERCED coming late October #ArtKNB

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COMING LATE OCTOBER

On landing at New Orleans’ International Airport, Omega Airlines 737 goes off the end of the runway. The investigation into the incident reveals the crew rushed to land before an approaching thunderstorm.

Months later, reporter Stacy Greenier confronts Omega Airlines 737 Fleet Manager, Kyle Masters, asking pointed questions. Her mysterious behavior makes Kyle reluctant to contemplate the issues she questions until evidence is hidden from him, and his questions are answered with vague replies. People involved in the incident begin dying.

With the help of NTSB Investigator Lori Almond, Kyle learns there’s more to the incident than a crew rushing to land.

Cover art created by David C. Cassidy, author of Velvet Rain and Fosgate’s Game. http://davidccassidy.com

About the author:

Dana GriffinI have been flying professionally for over twenty-five years, the last fifteen for a major U.S. airline. I love the complexity of aviation, and the joy of looking down on this beautiful planet.

Right up with my love of flying, is my passion for books. I enjoys thrillers the most, but adore almost any other genre if the story immerses me into the scenes, the characters are fascinating and their interactions realistic, and the plot complicated. Authors that throw humor into the story naturally will keep me buying their books. Since I’ve always played what Stephen King calls, “let’s pretend,” it was natural for me to consider penning the next great American novel.

I put off writing for one reason or another throughout my life. When middle age set in, I decided to pursue this passion. I’d rather go through life trying to achieve my dreams then sit on the sidelines watching them pass by me.
 
I live in Kentucky with my wife, and two dogs. When not flying or writing, we love to travel in our fifth wheel camper, hike, ski, jet-ski, and build furniture.
Dana’s first book:
The Cover Up

#NewRelease The Bones Will Tell (A Skye Cree Novel) by Vickie McKeehan

The Bones Will Tell

BOOK BLURB

​A serial killer has the city of Seattle gripped in fear. As his bloody total continues to mount, Skye Cree gets dragged into the mix by her longtime friend, homicide detective Harry Drummond. Desperate for leads Harry hopes Skye’s special gift for locating missing children might be the answer. When Skye brings in Josh Ander, together they’ll face the most cunning adversary they have yet to hunt. As weeks turn into months, as the number of victims continues to climb, Josh’s vivid dreams of the crime scenes are the only key to unlocking the mind of a killer. But can Skye and Josh turn the tables fast enough when the unstoppable killer decides to come after her? Especially when the best clue they have is the revelation that—the bones will tell.

EXCERPT

Six months earlier

Seattle, Washington

His first taste for killing happened when he was eight. On a visit to his grandparents’ farm, he’d snared a rabbit in a trap he’d built himself. He’d taken out his trusty Swiss Army knife then and there and slit its throat right before he’d skinned it.

But that had been twenty years ago. Since then he’d graduated to bigger and better rabbits. He chuckled at his own joke as he made another pass on foot, past the house where the blonde lived who he’d been spying on for the better part of a week.

He’d already been inside her townhouse. He knew her name was Carrie Bennington and that she lived alone, except for the occasional men she brought home for pleasure and companionship, always on the weekends. He smiled. Carrie didn’t have to worry too much longer about whether she would be alone or not, or how she spent her time, or how dedicated she was at her job as an administrative assistant.

Because the clock ticked and the Grim Reaper waited for Carrie like a long lost friend, or maybe it was a nice friendly labradoodle. Either way, he’d picked Carrie after she’d caught his eye at the marketplace and he’d followed her home. That had been a week ago last Saturday. He’d waited until that Monday morning after she’d left for work before he’d picked the lock on her sliding glass door and slipped inside. That had been the first time, the neighbors none the wiser. So much for the neighborhood watch program.

Because he was good at climbing, athletic and lean, he didn’t let things like a two-story apartment building dissuade him from getting at his quarry, not if he really wanted to get inside. He’d been a long distance runner in high school and still kept in shape. But even so, he liked to keep it simple. He preferred it when his victims had the good sense to own their own homes. Like Carrie who lived in a stylish two-story townhouse with an undersized courtyard.

He’d spent hours there going through her closets, her dresser drawers, even her refrigerator. He’d used her bathroom. After all, when the urge to take a dump hit a guy, he had to go.

Every day this week he’d spent some time in Carrie’s home. He’d watched. He’d waited. That’s how he knew what time she left for work each morning, what time she unlocked her front door every evening, and where she picked up men during happy hour on Friday and Saturday nights.

He knew she kept a vibrator in her nightstand, the one on the left hand side of the bed. He knew which store she’d purchased her last pair of underwear from.

It excited him that he could come and go as he liked. He touched the ring he carried inside the pocket of his hoodie, the ring he’d taken from her jewelry box, some dime-store trinket he’d known when he took it that she’d never miss. The ring kept him focused, had for a week. Not that he needed incentive or purpose to think of what he wanted to do to Carrie. But the ring was a reminder that he could come and go in her things, get inside the place where she should’ve been the safest whenever he needed or wanted.

Standing under the light from a street lamp, he watched as Carrie’s bedroom light went out right on schedule. Ten-thirty. He shook his head. One thing about Carrie, she was dependable.  He walked to the end of the block, sliding into the shadows of the alley behind her co-op. When he reached the six-foot fence, he took the time to stretch on a pair of gloves. He had help vaulting over the barrier by using crates he’d had the forethought to stack along the alleyway beforehand.

In the backyard, he took out his penlight. He went over to the little outdoor shed Carrie used as a greenhouse, found the metal pipe he’d spotted there a week earlier. He hefted the weight onto his shoulder and stepped to the sliding glass door. He didn’t need the tool to break the glass. Only amateurs made too much noise. And he was no novice at B&E or killing. No, he had another use in mind for the heavy rod. From the inside of his pocket, he took out his mask, pulled it down over his head. He pulled out his picklock and went to work on the door he’d already breached once before.

Inside the living room, he scanned the area using the beam of light. Even though he had familiarized himself with the location of the sofa, the coffee table, the bookcase—which wall held the flat-screen television, which side of the room had the fireplace—he still took his time until his eyes adjusted. But knowing the layout made it easier for him to make his way to the staircase in short order. He managed to avoid the steps that creaked along the way up and kept to the path that allowed him the art of surprise.

When he stepped into Carrie Bennington’s bedroom and stood over her sleeping form, he paused long enough to appreciate her golden hair, her soft skin, her long neck. By the time he placed his hand over her mouth it was too late. He thrilled at the terror he saw reflected in her green eyes. Not only that, but it excited him to know his face would be the last one she’d ever see.

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Vickie is the author of six novels, including The Evil Trilogy and the Pelican Pointe series. She’s a hardcore lover of books who grew up listening to her mother tell fascinating stories about ghosts and other tales full of characters she wasn’t sure ever really existed.

A self-proclaimed beachgoer and ocean-lover, she lives in Southern California with the love of her life. When she isn’t working on her next manuscript or screenplay, she loves to be outdoors.

In her spare time she tries to grow things which other people commonly refer to as gardening. She loves reading all kinds of books, both fiction and non-fiction, 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 it wasn’t for bacon.

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Featured book today is Double Bind by Seb Kirby

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DOUBLE BIND

And it is FREE today and tomorrow on KINDLE

Currently #1 in Science Fiction & Fantasy

Currently #1 in Science Fiction

Currently #1 overall in the Kindle Store

Over there. Someone like you. Not just like you. Someone who is you. 

In the sci fi thriller Double Bind, successful writer Raymond Bridges must unravel a mystery that goes to the heart of his being and face apparently irresolvable doubts about his identity, set off by encountering a perfect double of himself.

It’s a thrilling journey that leads him to question so much of what he finds in the world around him – even the loyalty of those he knows, including his love, Victoria.

What he uncovers is a conspiracy that shakes the world he knows to its foundations and asks key questions about how we live now.

From the reviews of Double Bind

‘One of the most thought-provoking thrillers I’ve read in a long time.’

‘I liked Bridges. I also liked his gorgeous girlfriend Victoria. I wanted them to win. I wanted Bridges to succeed in his mission, once he discovers what it is.’

‘The storyline and the characters are so compelling that you’re drawn in from the start. The whole doppelganger idea was so unique and unusual.’

‘What a fantastical si-fi told as a cautionary tale – I loved it! This story is fast-paced, extremely well-written and extraordinarily different – one that gripped me from the beginning to the very end.’

‘This easy-to-understand-and-follow Sci-Fi / Action / Thriller / Adventure / Romance wondrously expands your imagination. This is what a truly great author can achieve and Seb Kirby fits the bill.’

‘Hooks you early on…. it’s hard to stop reading. An excellent story and really well told.’

‘An engaging narrator with a nice line in challenging humour and moments of real emotion.’

‘Thought provoking and exciting ….. chillingly believable.’

‘I like a thriller like this one where the plot takes you for a wild ride but leaves no loose ends in the grand finale.’

More about Seb Kirby:
Seb Kirby
Seb Kirby’s debut novel, Take No More, has been widely acclaimed as a first-rate mystery thriller. Drawing from his love of classic books from H G Wells to Charles Dickens, he has mastered the art of storytelling. His second novel, Double Bind, is a psychological sci-fi thriller filled with twists and turns, a hallmark of Mr Kirby’s gripping imagination.
NOW DON’T FORGET; DOUBLE BIND IS FREE TODAY AND TOMORROW!

FUEL. YOUR. FIRE. #FYFIRE

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A KILLER EVENT!

Time for another FUEL YOUR FIRE!

Don’t have one? Well, no worries. Starting May 1, 2013 and continuing until May 31, 2013, TCK is offering you the chance to get one — we are giving away a gorgeous Kindle Fire to one lucky winner! Just click on the link and follow the simple steps. What could be easier?

Think about it; your own Kindle Fire with your own selection of books…

Kindle Fire Books

Look how awesome these book covers look on the screen of the Fire.  How cool! Bet you can’t wait to get yours.

So what are you waiting for?

Go for it!

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