Robert E. Dunn and Mary SanGiovanni: A Living Grave / Chills


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A Living Grave

by Robert Dunn

GENRE: Mystery


A Living Grave

The first in a gritty new series featuring sheriff’s detective Katrina Williams, as she investigates moonshine, murder, and the ghosts of her own past…


Katrina Williams left the Army ten years ago disillusioned and damaged. Now a sheriff’s detective at home in the Missouri Ozarks, Katrina is living her life one case at a time—between mandated therapy sessions—until she learns that she’s a suspect in a military investigation with ties to her painful past.

The disappearance of a local girl is far from the routine distraction, however. Brutally murdered, the girl’s corpse is found by a bottlegger whose information leads Katrina into a tangled web of teenagers, moonshiners, motorcycle clubs, and a fellow veteran battling illness and his own personal demons. Unraveling each thread will take time Katrina might not have as the Army investigator turns his searchlight on the devastating incident that ended her military career. Now Katrina will need to dig deep for the truth—before she’s found buried…



A Living Grave

“I know your Uncle Orson,” he said. “Been fishing with him more times than I can remember.”

I crouched to be close to the ground and kept poking around the body with my stick, then sketching things in the pad. Clare’s talk was actually soothing to hear. Normal, even though he was doing it to keep his mind off of something not normal in his life at all.

“Your daddy too. Way back when.”

I think I nodded, reacting more to the sound than his words. Tossing my stick aside, I stood, then circled the body. Each time I stopped I added to my sketches. I had to force myself to look into the face. Into where the face had been. I sketched. Then I looked away. I sketched her hair. Then I looked away.

“There are monsters in the woods,” Clare said, his back still to me. I was listening then. “It used to be a joke. When I was a kid, people talked about Momo, the Missouri monster. It was like a local Bigfoot. But the real monsters are people, aren’t they?”

I didn’t answer him.

“Perverts.” He spit the word out. “Monsters that do that to children. There isn’t hate big enough for them nor a hell deep enough. This will rile some people up. He lives in one of those piece-of-crap mobile homes in that big development off of F Highway. You know, over by the McKenna farm.”

“Who does?” I had stopped writing and was paying very close attention to Mr. Bolin at that point.


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Robert Dunn is the author of the novels The Red Highway, The Dead Ground, and Behind the Darkness. He can be found online at or on Twitter at @WritingDead.

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By Mary SanGiovanni

GENRE: Horror


“True Detective” meets H.P. Lovecraft in this chilling novel of murder, mystery, and slow-mounting dread from acclaimed author Mary SanGiovanni . . .

It begins with a freak snowstorm in May. Hit hardest is the rural town of Colby, Connecticut. Schools and businesses are closed, powerlines are down, and police detective Jack Glazier has found a body in the snow. It appears to be the victim of a bizarre ritual murder. It won’t be the last. As the snow piles up, so do the sacrifices. Cut off from the rest of the world, Glazier teams up with an occult crime specialist to uncover a secret society hiding in their midst.

The gods they worship are unthinkable. The powers they summon are unstoppable. And the things they will do to the good people of Colby are utterly, horribly unspeakable…


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Mary SanGiovanni is the author of the Bram Stoker nominated novel The Hollower, its sequels Found You and The Triumvirate, Thrall, and Chaos, as well as the novellas For Emmy, Possessing Amy, and The Fading Place, as well as numerous short stories. She has been writing fiction for over a decade, has a masters in writing popular fiction from Seton Hill University, and is a member of The Authors Guild, Penn Writers, and International Thriller Writers. Her website is


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Lucy Farago on Tour: Sins That Haunt


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Sins That Haunt

by Lucy Farago

GENRE: Romantic Suspense


The glitz and glamour of Las Vegas hide a multitude of sins. And in Lucy Farago’s show-stopping series, a lawyer and an FBI agent take a walk on the seedy side, where greed breeds a deadly desperation… Civil attorney Shannon Joyce walks the line of law and order, but she learned from day one how to put up a good front—thanks to her con man father. Thirteen years ago, she left the east coast and her life of crime behind. Her high school sweetheart, Noah, was collateral damage, but some things can’t be helped. But now there’s no escape when her past comes roaring down the Strip—in the oh-so-tempting form of the man she left behind… Special Agent Noah Monroe has Shannon exactly where he wants her—in the back of his car in handcuffs. Her grifter father has been murdered, and the FBI needs Shannon to keep one of his scams in play to bag the big bad guy who was financing him. Once again a pawn in someone’s else game, Shannon will have to trust her instincts to survive both the peril threatening her—and the passion Noah reignites…



They eventually stopped at the last place she’d expected. The airport. Noah got out of the car and got in the backseat with her.

“What’s going on?” She should be sitting in an interrogation room, not visitors’ parking at the airport. “Is my father really dead?”

May God have mercy on her soul, but she hoped so.

Noah nodded once.

“How did he die?”

He lifted a dark eyebrow.

“Cut it out. You know damn well I didn’t kill him.” She didn’t lie, not anymore. “Am I glad he’s gone to a far worse place?” She shrugged. He’d not only screwed up her life but countless others’. His victims were in the thousands, if not more. “But when I left him, he was alive.” Not very happy but alive.

“When would that be?” he asked.

She considered telling him to go take a swim in shark-infested waters, then thought better of it. She had nothing to hide. “Two days ago.”

“What did the two of you discuss?”

“The weather,” she said. Jerk. No way would she admit to her father extorting money from her. Thirteen years ago she’d have told Noah everything. Thirteen years ago he hadn’t been a special agent assigned to a task force that could put her behind bars.

“Shannon, even if you and I didn’t know you hated the guy, the only time he ever talked to you was to coerce you into one of his schemes. So what was it this time?”


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Lucy Farago knows there is nothing like a happy sigh at the end of a good book. With the encouragement of her loving husband, she wrote her first manuscript. An unpublished historical, it sits in a file on her computer, there to remind her how much fun she had learning the craft and becoming part of an industry whose books make you believe anything is possible. A big fan of Agatha Christie, she set out to write her first romantic suspense novel. Thrilled to be a published author, Lucy also teaches yoga, enjoys cooking, and saying what other people are thinking. In her fantasy world, her beautiful Siberian husky, Loki, doesn’t shed and her three kids clean up after themselves. Alas, that fantasy will never see fruition.


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Lisa Nielsen on Tour: Bygones


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by Lisa K. Nielsen

GENRE: Romantic Suspense


Dr. Alexandra Hadley would prefer to leave small town life behind forever, but her father’s death forces her hand. In his will, he has left her his medical practice and Georgian-style mansion, and it is up to her to hire a new doctor and settle his estate. Fresh out of medical school, Lexi is happily settled in Chicago, doing research in tandem with her boyfriend. Brian, fifteen years older with impressive credentials and sophisticated tastes, has no interest in visiting her birthplace of Glenmore, Illinois. Lexi soon discovers that home has its attractions, the first being the handsome contractor Joe Manning, her secret crush in high school. Seeing patients is also surprisingly satisfying. When Joe offers to remodel her father’s den, Lexi jumps at the chance to erase sad memories and become better acquainted with her gorgeous handyman. Even as the charms of Glenmore draw her in, a series of break-ins at her father’s house make her fear for her safety. Is the intruder searching for something other than valuables? And how determined is the culprit? Lexi finds her fragile happiness at risk, including her newfound love for Joe Manning.



He looked over volume after volume. “Some of these look like they might be first editions.”

“Most likely. Dad was quite a collector. Do you read?”

“Yeah, some.” He tapped on the cherry wood shelves and then he focused on the desk. Rounding it, he took a seat. “This is the drawer that was broken into?” He reached down to pull open the cracked drawer. “Doesn’t look like there was too much damage. It could be repaired.”

“It doesn’t matter. I’m going to throw it out anyway.”

His head snapped up. “What? Why?”

“Because I hate it.” She shivered, hugging herself. “I hate this whole room.”

He frowned. “But this is a great desk. The drawer could be repaired or replaced. Be a shame to throw it out.”

When she spoke, her voice was quiet. “If you want it, it’s yours.” She swiveled on the ball of her foot and walked away.

He gazed at the empty doorway for a long while, confused. What the hell? Then it hit him. Duh. I’m an idiot.

She was in the kitchen, cleaning up. It didn’t take her long— two plates in the dishwasher and paper cartons in the garbage. She sprayed the counter and wiped it clean with paper towels.

“Lexi, is the study where your brother died?” He shifted, uncomfortable, barely able to say the words.

When she turned to face him, her eyes were bright. “Yes.”


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Lisa K. Nielsen was born and raised in West Dundee, Illinois. Her love of books started early on, with a particular interest in mysteries.

Lisa received a B.S. degree in zoology from Iowa State University. She then attended the Physician Assistant program at the University of Iowa.

After graduation, she moved to Peoria, Illinois where her first position as a physician assistant was in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. She then moved on to the specialty of urology.

Her work was busy and time consuming, but she always made time to read. After years of dreaming about it, she finally put a pen to paper and wrote down some stories of her own.



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TK Thompson on Tour – The Dark Eve: A New Recruit


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Author Interview

  1. Woohoo! You are a published author. Describe a strong character trait you possess, good or bad, and how it helped you become a published author. Fearless, my main characters personality is based off of my own. It helps to have a base line to work with. Saying that, I don’t go around chopping off people’s head like a pirate. Even if there is something that scares me I am the type of person to not allow a fear to stop me. I will work through it. Acantha my main character does not show her fear either. She will charge ahead, sure of herself, and willing to take on just about anything, but she also has a few secrets up her sleeve.


  1. Sometimes an author begins writing a story before they are aware of its genre. Did you choose your genre, or did it choose you? No, I simply wrote my story. It wasn’t until it was all done that I realized or defined it as a genre. My basic want was to make the story in my head alive.


  1. The plot thickens, or does it? Which one are you, a pantser or a plotter? I have certain plot points that are planned, how it get to those points is all on the fly.


  1. Fear 101: As writers it is our duty to make our characters face their fears. Have you ever included one of your own fears in a storyline? Yes, characters have to be relatable. This means they progress and digress just like us. The more people can relate to them the better emotional experience they can have. My character have metaphoric events that happen in the story that represent some of my own. One of them was feeling isolated.


  1. Fear 102: Yes, deadlines are terrifying. Have you conquered the juggling act between writing and the rest of your life? What do you do when it feels like the balls are dropping all around you? I have learned that when it’s time for writing then write. If it’s time for my family, then writing time is over. Writing can be a hard thing to stop, especially if you’re on a roll. I have had deadlines that I personally wanted to achieve and did not successfully meet them due to unrealistic expectations. I try to have realistic expectations and if it doesn’t happen I simply let it go. There is not enough energy in my life to deal with disappointment. All I can do is my best and make allowances for being human.


  1. Switch positions with one of your main characters in a scene. What is the outcome, disaster or divine intervention? I think that an important part of my story is that there are no divine interventions. The road traveled is vitally important to my character and her happiness. I don’t believe that we always get to be saved from a hard road, but that it is the hard road that saves us by changing our course.


  1. Where is your favorite place to write? Add that one comfort food that you can’t do without. On the couch! I am usually on the couch or in my bed. Left overs. Just as long as I don’t have to make something I’m good.


  1. Writing inspirations? I listen to classical music. It helps bring out emotion. I don’t think I am a very emotional person. The idea of having the print copy in my hand is very inspirational.


  1. You are introduced to your favorite author. Who is it, and what is that one burning question you must ask them? I think I would pick JK Rowling. I would talk to her about what she feels like the most important decision she made during her publishing career.


10. I’ve gone mad – why don’t you come with me? Some people just don’t understand us writers. Name a quirky, writer-thing you do that friends wish you didn’t. I don’t divulge that much to anyone except my husband and sister. Maybe talk about it like it was real life. We do this a lot with TV shows. I guess I do it with my books.


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The Dark Eve: A New Recruit

by TK Thompson

Genre:   Fantasy


Young Audim Basile hates life dominated by his cold, controlling father. But his dreams of fortune and adventure are turned upside down when he runs off to weigh anchor with the toughest, most barbaric band of pirates the criminal underworld has ever known.

Together with their dark, mysterious female captain, Acantha – who’ll run her sword through anyone who looks at her the wrong way – Basile and his fellow swashbuckling bandits sail the globe, fighting hordes of terrifying supernatural creatures that would make even the hardiest buccaneer quake with fear.

Together with his newfound crew mates, Basile must help with finding Acantha’s sister – who’s been missing for over a year – while being consumed with trying to solve the mystery of Acantha’s illusive past – before the evil Wraith King sends all of them to a premature watery grave.

Will Basile survive the fiercest test of his young life? Will Acantha sacrifice her own ship and crew (including young Basile) just to save her sister? Will young Basile come to terms with the price of the high-seas way of life and fortune?

In her stunning debut novel, T.K. Thompson launches readers on the most exhilarating ocean journey since Pirates of the Caribbean. Only time will tell if Acantha, Basile, and their hardy shipmates will live to tell this heart-stopping tale and fight another day.



Basile felt the air change around him, like a vision appearing before him. He saw the devil’s dog up on the mast not ten feet from him; it slithered like a snake down the mast. Just then, Popper sniffled in his hiding place. The creature didn’t hesitate but struck out toward the noise, clawing and ripping at Popper’s crouched figure. Basile moved to his aid, opening his mouth instinctively to ward the creature off when a hand grabbed his mouth and another pulled him silently back deeper into the staircase. He felt her face slightly touching his holding him firmly. She turned his face inches from her own and signaled with her finger for him to be quiet. Popper’s screams radiated out through the cave. Basile cringed inside and held his hands to his ears to blot out his screams. He could see more of the dark creatures quickly crawling toward the ship. Popper’s screams were quick and soon were silenced by the clicking screaks of the devil’s dog. The captain moved toward a cluster of demons ready to jump aboard, and before Basile knew it she was silently sliding near the devil’s dog on the deck. As it raised its head to greet her, she sliced it off, ending its clicking noises. Suddenly, the light appeared at the end of the tunnel, and another scream came from the end of the ship. Basile looked to the light to save them, but there was still a ways until the ship touched its rays.


MediaKit_AuthorPhoto_DarkEveAuthor Bio and Links:

I was born in Provo, UT and raised in copper mining towns in-between Arizona and New Mexico.  I can be compared to a lizard. The warm weather makes a great home, but I have always had a love for the rain and overcast skies, extremely contradictory from my given habitat. That’s how I see myself sometimes, a lover of opposites. I would consider my childhood to be groundless when it came to my imagination.  I was trapped inside my own mind and I believe I learned the world in small harsh but necessary truths, like a slow awakening.  My little stories had their encompassing place along with underdeveloped drawing skills.  But rationality whispered in my ears through my upbringing. I sought out what I felt to be important, the events of graduating high school, Silver City, NM 1999.  I went to a safe community college in Thatcher, AZ.  They say that college is a large defining time in a young person’s life. It’s where they start to wonder about who they are, what they know as truth, and far away from those that defined it for them.  I was of course set with innate knowledge and experience and given power with irrational brain resources.  My heart had plenty of stitches and I gave many to others. But I could not find peace in a single person. My ideas of life, love, and the world that I wanted to exist in felt unattainable. Having the whole picture felt like an impossible task. I went on a mission for my church in Washington, where I happily got my rain and clouds. Spending eighteen months dedicated to serving others and not yourself is a mind-opening task.  It set me up to find the true roots within and be ready to insult my future husband Dustin Thompson when he walked through the door. I am as plain as I want to be.  I have three crazy children to help fuel my life and since have received my Bachelors Degree in business management, UOP.  But most of all I have tapped back into my imagination, pushed aside all rationality, and finished one of my best thoughts so far. Every day I continue to face my vulnerabilities.






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McKenna Grey and Everly Archard on Tour: The Dragon’s Staircase


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Character Interview

  1. What is Alexa Kyndall like? Alexa Kyndall is strong yet feminine, tough yet vulnerable. She grew up in Alaska with three brothers, so she knows how to handle herself, but like many women, she’s not immune to doubt, fears, and of course, falling in love. She chose her occupation because of events in her past, and those events drove her to become who she is . . . except she realizes that everything she’d worked toward wasn’t what she ultimately wanted. Her discovery of self—sidetracked by a lot of action and an unexpected someone—is an interesting and exciting journey.


  1. What does Alexa Kyndall do best? What is the perfect location for this action? She’s great at solving puzzles! Of course she’d have to be to gain the success she did with the FBI. She’s a great protector, even when she knows she’s up against the worst of mankind, she’s willing to put herself on the line. We could have set this story in a variety of places, but the mountains of North Carolina turned out to be perfect. Just enough civilization with a backdrop of wilderness in the Blue Ridge Mountains.


  1. What drives Alexa Kyndall to do the things she does? Justice and survival are her two primary motivators in the beginning. When Craig Pierson, ex-Special Forces turned photographer, and a young boy enter the picture, keeping them out of danger drives everything. Good think Craig and her brother don’t let her go at it alone!


  1. You are introduced to Alexa Kyndall. Is she happy to meet you? Not at first. Alexa is personable in most situations, but she’s focused and driven in her work. At the end of the day she’d rather be with family, a few close friends, or alone. She really is a different person around people she knows well—full of life and humor. She’s drawn out of her “shell” a bit more once she meets Craig, though she’s by no means shy.


  1. What is Alexa Kyndall’s favorite guilty pleasure? Pleasure . . . Craig Pierson. Guilt? Absolutely not. 🙂


  1. How would Alexa Kyndall describe herself? She’d hate to have to try! She knows she’s a capable person who is sometimes quick to turn away from people, but at her heart she’s generous and kind. She’s self-aware, but not one to talk about herself.


  1. What is Alexa Kyndall’s weakness? Family, though she wouldn’t personally consider this a weakness. She’d do anything—ANYTHING—for them (and they would for her), and that knowledge in the wrong hands could certainly be a weakness. She also loves chocolate!


  1. Where does Alexa Kyndall go to regroup/unwind? Alaska, or just out in nature. Alaska is home and it’s where she most feels whole, but anywhere she can escape will do the trick.


9. What does Alexa Kyndall live for? Family, love, and justice.


10. What will Alexa Kyndall kill for? She wouldn’t set out to kill anyone, but she wouldn’t hesitate if the choice came down to the “other person” and anyone she loves, or anyone who can’t protect themselves.

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Lisa Caviness on Tour: Character Interview – Order of Fear

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Character Interview – The Heroine, Marissa Nash

1. What is Marissa Nash like?  Marissa is an introvert with a strong extroverted streak. She is a team player and enjoys her work as an accountant. She is passionate about ballet and while choosing to forego a possible ballet career she still dances. Marissa is very organized and controlled. She makes lists as a stress reliever and to work through problems. She has a strong, independent streak and although her actions are usually measured she learns there are times when she must take chances.

2. What does Marissa do best? What is the perfect location for this action? Marissa is a ballet dancer. In high school she had been set to audition for Juilliard but a car accident derailed that opportunity and set her goals in a different direction. Although, she chose to go into accounting, she continues to dance. The perfect location to dance is the dance studio she inherited from her prima ballerina grandmother. She also loves her job as an accountant and is a valued team member at her firm.

3. What drives Marissa to do the things she does? Marissa is driven, in part, to do things to make others happy. After she decided not to pursue dance as a career, her grandmother was disappointed resulting in Marissa feeling extremely guilty about letting her down. From that point, Marissa struggles to balance her feelings and desires with those of the people she cares about.

4. You are introduced to Marissa. Is she happy to meet you? Marissa loves to meet new people so she’d be thrilled to meet me.

5. What is Marissa’s favorite guilty pleasure? Marissa is physically fit and adheres to a healthy and active lifestyle. Her guilty pleasure is pizza and cookies.

6. How would Marissa describe herself? Marissa would describe herself as loyal, loving, and goal oriented. She wants to believe the best in people so she has a difficult time when shown otherwise. She enjoys her job and loves being part of a successful team. She also gets a lot of joy out of teaching dance to young children and teenagers. Marissa loves her family, friends, and dog, Halo (he’s a huge Kuvasc breed).

7. What is Marissa’s weakness? She’s a creature of habit and likes things orderly. She usually doesn’t take risks. This weakness is tested in the challenges she faces in Order of Fear.

8. Where does Marissa go to regroup/unwind? When stressed or facing difficult decisions Marissa always heads to the dance studio. Ballet is her therapy!

9. What does Marissa live for? Marissa lives for her family, her dog (Halo), and her craft.

10. What will Marissa kill for? In the beginning of the story Marissa doesn’t believe she’d kill for anyone. When the lives of Justin and his niece (who was tragically drawn into the deadly battle with the evil Vivian Sinclair) Marissa learns she can kill to save those she loves.


More on Marissa  Nash

1. Give up three of your deepest, darkest secrets. I don’t usually tell my secrets but between you and I here it goes. a) I love my bossy sister and I’m secretly envious of the way she takes charge. b) I maintain healthy eating habits but there have been a couple of days when I had chocolate chip cookies and a milkshake for breakfast. c) After learning my fiancé cheated on me, I dreaded telling my family I was calling off my wedding because then I’d have to face the fact that I couldn’t sense years ago the relationship wasn’t nourishing for me.

2. If you could have one super power in your existence, what would it be? My super power would be the ability to read minds. If only I can get into the minds of others I can learn how to react and be proactive without making lists and agonizing over the best course of action. It would be a very efficient way of interacting with people and knowing whom to trust.

3. A biography has been written about you. What do you think the title would be in six words or less? Marissa Nash: An Analytical Bunhead

4. If money were not an object, where would you most like to live? If money were of no concern, I’d live in a various places. I’d go to the Venezuelan hometown of my grandmother. Her death put a hole in my heart and living in her small town would make me feel closer to her again. I’d also live in London and Paris and attend the Ballet as much as possible!


Marissa Nash Fills in the Blanks

1. I can never go back to my condo because of the terrible images of my murdered fiancé’s body.

2. The next time I get engaged I will happily walk down the aisle.

3. Why do I always have to think, why can’t I just do?

4. My favorite flavor is strawberry because I love the flavor and when mixed with whipped cream it’s pink.

5. I love Justin because I feel unparalleled joy when I’m with him.

6. How much pain can you take? Why? I can take a lot of pain. Have you seen my feet? A dancer’s feet aren’t pretty and dancing in pointe shoes is painful sometimes. I’ve also had my share of emotional pain and while it was tough I think I came through with my wits still intact.

7. Name one thing you must do before you die, and why. The one thing I must do before I die is to start a charity for disadvantaged kids who’d like to learn ballet. Dancing has helped me in many ways to cope, work hard to achieve goals, and express myself. I’d love to help other young kids see not only the beauty of ballet but also the various benefits it can deliver.


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by Lisa Caviness

Genre: Romantic Suspense



Marissa Nash, part-time ballet dancer and accountant by day, plans to call off her wedding to her philandering fiancé, instead she finds him dead. Dr. Justin Tanner is the best man who harbors buried feelings for Marissa. As they uncover past secrets, throwing them into a deadly battle with an evil organization, they must also come to grips with their growing feelings threatening to leave them both shattered. Order of Fear is a romantic suspense novel.



“We’re taught to compartmentalize. When I’m in surgery, nothing else matters but my skill, my hands, and the patient. When I lose a patient, I’m supposed to handle the situation and move on.” Justin uttered a bitter laugh. “The thing is, you only have so many compartments, so many rooms. It’s easy to lose your way to the one that’s just for you.”


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As a lifelong reader of an eclectic pool of books from mystery/thrillers, science fiction, contemporary romance, and the classics, Lisa Caviness has never been without a book on the nightstand and a long to be read list. Like many writers, she started crafting stories as a child. However as an adult, creativity took a back seat to her career in pharmaceutical and medical device research. In 2013, Lisa decided to get serious about writing and joined Romance Writers of America (Crossroads Romance Writers, Indiana RWA, and Kiss of Death Chapters) and later Sisters in Crime (Speed City Chapter). The education she has received, proved invaluable but more importantly the support from fellow writers has enriched her in thrilling and unexpected ways. Lisa writes romantic suspense.


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Sally J. Smith and Jean Steffens: Murder on the Aloha Express

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Murder on the Aloha Express

by Sally J. Smith & Jean Steffens


GENRE: Mystery


Travel agent Gabby LeClair, a divorced big-city transplant trying to find some aloha spirit in her soul, prides herself on working hard to give the Aloha Lagoon Resort guests a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But that turns out to be more than anyone bargained for when the body of a client is found dead during one of Gabby’s island tours. The victim is a lawyer who’s escorted a small group to Aloha Lagoon for distribution of a deceased billionaire’s estate…but it looks like someone believes the only good lawyer is a dead lawyer. Between the bad press causing her phone to go silent and the police working on “island time,” it’s up to Gabby it find the killer before her business goes belly up. With the help of her good friends, and a hot helicopter pilot with a flirtatious streak, Gabby turns sleuth to figure out just which member of the lawyer’s party had it in for him. But before long it’s clear there’s way more at stake than her livelihood, and if Gabby isn’t careful, she and her friends may find themselves on an island getaway to death.



As much as I hated to say it, not everyone could carry off that aloha look—the one with the oversized shirt, baggy cargo shorts, flip-flops. Not to forget the zinc oxide smear on the nose.

The man before me was definitely one of those guys. He looked like the quintessential tourist, slumping into my office and plopping down in the chair in front of my desk. The shirt was red, yellow, and orange in a spewing-volcano print. The baggy shorts had red and white flowers all over them and big old pockets low on the sides of the legs. The flip-flops looked as if today was the first time he’d slipped them onto his lily-white feet—a complete ensemble. There was also something a little smarmy about him that put me off.

“Aloha,” I said. The word never seemed to roll off my tongue the way it did for others who worked at the Aloha Lagoon Resort. I’d even been practicing, trying for that soft melodic island lilt. My Midwestern accent always seemed to bleed through, but I gave it my best shot anyway—the mainlanders who came my way for an exotic vacation experience loved it. “How can I help you?”

The client’s eyes swept the room, beginning at the tourism posters on the wall and stopping at the nameplate on my desk. “So, Gab-ree-el…Le…Klair, Certified Travel Specialist…” He pronounced my name phonetically like a third grader would as he raised his gaze to my face.


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Sally J. Smith and Jean Steffens, are partners in crime—crime writing, that is. They live in the Valley of the Sun in Arizona, awesome for eight months out of the year, an inferno the other four. They write bloody murder, flirty romance, and wicked humor all in one package.

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Barbara Ebel on Tour: Dead Still


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Dead Still

by Barbara Ebel

GENRE: Suspense/thriller


Annabel Tilson is a medical student starting her first clinical rotation where she has high hopes of mastering patient care like her famous neurosurgeon father. However, she soon realizes that studying for surgery exams and taking care of patients is only part of the complex burden of her role as a surgical team member.

Grappling with a resident who hates her and a dreamy infatuation for her chief resident, she discovers an inordinate outbreak of patient mortality. But for Annabel to dig further puts her at risk of failing the rotation and ending her future career as a physician.



When the entire group entered Mr. Newman’s room, he peered over his newspaper and smiled. He sat in the armchair next to the window, the last drips of his evening dose of antibiotic going into his IV.

“Well, look at you,” Robby said. “It appears your two primary surgical physicians have taken good care of you.”

Dr. Wallace and Annabel stepped forward, and Brandy shut the IV pump off before it started beeping.

“Only after that one used me for a pin cushion,” he said, pointing at Annabel.

Annabel’s shoulders sagged and she wondered if Dr. Mack was going to chime in. He’d done enough damage to her for the whole rotation.

“Actually, I’m glad she got that IV in,” Dr. Wallace said. “Otherwise I was going to have to start a central line.”

“No thank you, ma’am,” Mr. Newman said. “I know what those are and I don’t want no part of them.”

“You’ve had enough bowel rest,” Robby remarked. “But I bet you enjoyed that gelatin and bullion.”

“It was a stepping stone to the fat burger I’m going to devour when I get outta here.”

Dr. Pittman patted the patient’s shoulder. “You have a good night. I’m taking this motley crew with me,” he said, pointing towards the door.


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Barbara Ebel’s writing draws heavily from her experience as an anesthesiologist, her dealings with family court, and her interactions with people and places from around the world. As a physician, speaker, and former chemist, she sprinkles credible medicine into the background of her fiction where plots and vivid characters take center stage and her O.R. scenes shine.

She penned the Dr. Danny Tilson Novels before the Dr. Annabel Tilson Novels (DEAD STILL is Book One). Collateral Circulation was the National Indie Excellence Award 2015 Finalist for medical thrillers and Operation Neurosurgeon was the top finalist for best-selling medical mystery books in 2012. (Best Selling Books’ blog announced on PR Buzz Press Release Wire, Chicago, IL).

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Her Twitter handle is:  @barbaraebel

In addition to her adult writing, she has illustrated and penned a children’s book series called Chester the Chesapeake. The books developed during her philanthropic visits with her therapy dog, Chester. The dog books continue to inspire adults and children alike. Along with her husband and four pets, “Doctor Barbara” lives in a wildlife corridor in middle Tennessee.

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Jillian Jacobs on Tour: Maude’s Score


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Maude’s Score

by Jillian Jacobs

GENRE: Romantic Suspense


Manchester Marauders offensive lineman Jason Stafford has everything going for him until he is blindsided by a calculating woman who names him as the father of her unborn child. Unsure of the validity of her claim, he treads carefully, despite being willing to accept responsibility.

Maude Killion, the younger sister of one of Jason’s teammates, has been sidelined by a crush on Jason. Determined to revise her game plan, Maude asserts her independence from her overprotective brother and a controlling boyfriend.

While working on a charity project, Maude and Jason discover they play well together. But when Maude becomes the victim of a malicious foe, it appears that another player has entered the game—one with deadly intentions who will stop at nothing to win.

Now, Maude and Jason must join forces to defeat their opponent and score a victory for love.



Barely able to keep up with his long strides, Maude followed him down the corridor to an old gym. No overhead lights, along with the gray skies, kept the room dark.

Which might have been a good thing, because her mind blanked the moment Jason shoved her against the wall and kissed her.

In shock, she took a moment to catch up with his hungry lips before shoving against his chest. “What are you doing? What is this?”

He smiled his wicked playboy smile and drew her lower body against his own. “Gratitude.”

“Gratitude for what?” Maude drew a deep breath, fighting past whatever blocked her throat and caused her heart to thunder.

He tucked her hair behind her ear. “For listening to me the other night.”

“I didn’t mind. I don’t want gratitude from you. I want…I don’t know, because I can’t believe this is real. You kissing me isn’t doing anything but confusing me.” She stepped out of his arms. “Plus, you came with Ariel.”

“I didn’t leave with her.”

“Oh, that’s a great line, one I’m sure you’ve used often, but with me…no. Just no. I don’t do lines, and I don’t do grateful kisses.”


MediaKit_AuthorPhoto_MaudesScoreAUTHOR Bio and Links:

In the spring of 2013, Jillian Jacobs changed her career path and became a romance writer. After reading for years, she figured writing a romance would be quick and easy. Nope! With the guidance of the Indiana Romance Writers of America chapter, she’s learned there are many “rules” to writing a proper romance. Being re-schooled has been an interesting journey, and she hopes the best trails are yet to be traveled.

Water’s Threshold, the first in Jillian’s Elementals series, was a finalist in Chicago-North’s 2014

Fire and Ice contest in the Women’s Fiction category.

Jillian is a: Tea Guzzler, Polish Pottery Hoarder, and lover of all things Moose.

The genres she writes under are: Paranormal and Contemporary with suspenseful elements.


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Sarah J. Clemens: The Empty Room

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The Empty Room

by Sarah J. Clemens


GENRE: Mystery, Romance


The small town of Eastbrook, Maine seemed like the close-knit community where newlyweds Dean and Elizabeth Montgomery could begin their lives together, and the 1901 Victorian seemed like the house they’d always dreamed of owning. The only condition for purchasing the property was that it was sold in “as-is” condition.

When the couple arrives in Eastbrook, they receive anything but a warm welcome from the local residents. And when they realize that as-is condition meant that the previous owner of the house had left every worldly possession behind, the dream of the small town life starts to take a mysterious turn.

Day after day, Dean and Elizabeth uncover more truths than they could have ever imagined, or ever wanted to know about the secrets that were hidden in the small town of Eastbrook. And as neighbors become growingly hostile with every encounter, this young couple searches furiously to uncover what the residents are trying to hide.

As their journey unfolds, Elizabeth goes missing and Dean must turn to the very neighbors he fears may have known what would happen to her from the moment the couple arrived for help. Because in this town, some secrets are better off hidden.


The car grumbled to a stop at the end of the gravel driveway. The three-day car trip was finally over. The gas station food and bathrooms stops were all behind them. They were home. The house might have been filled with someone else’s belongings, but they owned it now.

The house looked like a postcard from the outside. Small shrubs lined each side of the driveway as it suspiciously winded its way to the front porch. The grass was wet with dew after the recent rain.

As though looking at a piece of abstract art, Dean and Elizabeth both leaned forward in their seats toward the dash and squinted from inside the window of the car. Their eyes moved from left to right, making sure to taste every detail that first met their view.

“It’s gorgeous.” Elizabeth peered out from beneath the windshield.

With her eyes squinted and her mouth opened slightly, she studied every feature of architecture as though the house would greet her with an exam before allowing her to enter. She broke her concentration from the house and pressed her hand to the passenger side window, looking up and down to visually imprint every detail that awaited.


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Sarah J Clemens is the author of the debut novel, THE EMPTY ROOM. She began writing THE EMPTY ROOM in 2008 and formed her own publishing company in 2016 called Off the Page Publishing.

Sarah was born in California and now lives and works in Boise, Idaho. In addition to writing fiction, she is a legal assistant with an Associate of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.








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