"From the startling opening to the stunning finale, a masterpiece of
shock and surprise, a gritty Florida tale told with relentless skill.
P.J. Parrish's best book yet." — Mystery Scene magazine
Shamus and Anthony Award finalist!
A deep freeze is bearing down on the Florida Everglades, the kind of
brutal storm the locals call a killing rain. For detective Louis
Kincaid, the coldest night of the year has brought a terrifying new
chill -- the kidnapping of a boy who has come to look up to Louis as a
father-figure. But Louis soon realizes this is not a routine
kidnapping. It is the start of a killing spree by two ruthless men who
are using the boy as a pawn in a deadly game. With time running out,
Kincaid must track his twisted adversaries who are one step away from
committing the ultimate horror.
"Not many authors today so successfully combine an examination of the
characters' psychological lives with hardcore action and unrelenting
suspense the way that Parrish can...truly compelling reading." — Oline
Cogdill, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Currently ranked with 4.5 stars on Amazon!
- 'Pregnancy/baby brain and hormones' - silly things said and done by Pregnant Women who are regularly controlled by their hormones.
- 'Pregnancy accidents and mishaps' caused by or related to the pregnancy 'bump'.
- Eventful and amusing 'Doctor's and Midwives appointments'.
- The misinformed and often misunderstood 'Fathers to be.'
- Comments made by young children ('pregnancy and young children'), some of these being made to their Pregnant Mothers, Family members, or even complete strangers.
A provocative novel about sex, love, family, and friendship.
Killian James loves all kinds of women, but she doesn't always consider the consequences of giving into her desires. Fearing rejection from her family, Killian hides her sexual orientation and maintains a façade for her colleagues at Ohio Valley General where she works as an emergency nurse. Her best friend, a straight man named Joel, knows everything about her and tries to steady Killian's moral compass by steering her towards women who are more available.
Throughout her life, when faced with conflict, Killian sought solace with her grandmother, the only family member who knows her truth. When her beloved grandmother dies, Killian discovers family secrets that make her understand the importance of being true to oneself.
Killian James takes you through her erotic and tender journey toward understanding that true love never dies and the importance of friendship and family.
My story started on a beach, a strange place for a journey to begin,
but nothing compared to where it would lead me!
Near the end of a relaxing vacation I was walking by myself towards
the beach showers. As I walked I was thinking about my life. Something
is wrong! My life is all about what I want, what I do, what I feel.
Where's God? I suddenly felt empty, like it was all "me" and no
"Jesus". I was so shallow. So self obsessed. And so I asked him,
"Lord, how do I let go of me and take in more of you? Please Lord,
help me! I want to let go! I want to be filled with you."
However, rather than an answer I got a question back - "How do you let go?"
Financial Empowerment: Realign Your Finances to God Will - Christian Non-Fiction by Pamela Carmichael
Do you have financial issues? How are you managing during these
challenging economic times? Do you wonder if God, Jehovah Jireh, is
really able to provide for you now and in the future?
Are you careful in how you manage your financial resources? Do you give
willingly and cheerfully? Are you savings dwindling away and your income
deflating with no sign of relief? Are you a big spender who wants to be
free of the consume-me habit?
If any of these questions relate to you and you are struggling in your
finances in anyway, then it's time to look fully to God for the
solution. Financial Empowerment: Realign Your Finances to God's Will is
a lighthouse in the midst of turbulent financial waters. This book not
only identifies your financial challenges but shows the why to those
problems and the how to solving them. Pamela lays a strong foundation of
practical biblical teaching on financial issues. It is the perfect
resource to start you on the path to financial success God's way that
will challenge you to be the best steward possible.
If you want to experience the God way to financial empowerment, then
read and apply the principles in Financial Empowerment. If you desire to
lead a more fulfilling life with your finances in order, get a copy of
Start the road to being empowered financially.
When Lanosha discovered an enchanting bag in her attic that belonged to her mother, her father Andrew is forced to open up about her mother's dark past. Andrew, with the help of an enchanting, talking bird named Norgee, explained to Lanosha that her Mother was an Invoker, a mystical being from another world.
They told Lanosha she is a part of a prophecy to stop the death of every world that is connected by the Mystical Barrier. They also tell her there are dangerous Invokers, known as the Shadows, who want to kill Lanosha, and another girl named Cebastian, to prevent the prophecy from happening.
Actor Muscle: Craft. Grit. Wit. A Professional Guide to the Business of Acting - a kindle ebook by Beverly Leech
Over 50 reviews with a 4.5 star rating, and the reviews keep coming! Readers are raving about AfterLife, the genre crossover that "will make you think about life, death, and the way your actions affect those around you." If you haven't read it yet, now is the time. In celebration of its one year release, and just months before the release of book 2, AfterLife will be free on Amazon September 4, 5, and 6, and on sale for $.99 the rest of the month.
"I usually have little time for this genre, but…had a hard time putting it down"
"I never read this kind of book…but was immediately surprised. I could not put it down…"
"If you don't think you like sci/fi, this will change your mind,"
"Spy, mystery, supernatural thriller…this series has infinite possibilities…"
"Holy crap, this was awesome!"
Pick up your copy, and see what the talk is all about . . . your After Life may depend on it!
know what she is.
Hairy legs, acne and bad hair days—typical teenage traumas like this
fill young adult stories. But in this fast-paced novella, fifteen
year-old Juli Perry's problems are way beyond those things. First she
sees strange freckles on her legs—and, girl, do they itch! Then her
fingernails start to grow almost instantaneously whenever she gets
upset, her hair changes color and she has frightening dreams that come
true. Turns out she's a shapeshifter, a jaguar princess, and the Onca
Lake community to which she moved after her parents died is full of
Add in four mean girls called the Track Pack and it's no wonder Juli
is feeling a little stressed. Her great-aunt tries to comfort her. The
cute boy in homeroom stands up for her. But in the end, it's up to
Juli to deal with everything life has thrown at her. And she's not the
only one who learns that it's a bad idea to pick on a jaguar princess.
One reviewer said: "Really interesting plot and the characters, as is
usual for T. Lynn Odom (aka Teri Thackston), are superbly
well-written. She captures the angst of teenagers in general, but also
the grief of the recently bereft. The story flowed so smoothly it was
like watching a movie in my head. I can't wait for the next book in
Inspired by the title of a video game, this story proves that
interesting ideas can come from anywhere…and that a trip to a casino
can pay off in more ways than one.
Early reports of possible Ebola outbreak
Hundreds of thousands of people in Eastern Africa have been isolated
to prevent the spread of a new outbreak of what some are saying is
Ebola, although this is not yet confirmed by health authorities.
The cluster of Ebola-like cases was confirmed last week in a district
40 kilometres from the capital of the Democratic Republic of
South-Zaire. Last year at least two hundred people were killed by a
relatively benign hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola.
Ebola is highly infectious and kills quickly. It was first reported in
1976 in Congo and is named after the river where it was recognised.
There is no cure or vaccine for it. Ebola is characterised by fever,
headache, joint and muscle aches, sore throat and weakness, followed
quickly by diarrhea, vomiting, severe stomach pain, and aggressive
internal and external bleeding.
The latest outbreak, Health officials say, could be of the extremely
virulent Sudan strain of the virus. Officials advised against panic
but added that while Ebola is not yet the confirmed cause of the
deaths, significant precautionary measures such as national
quarantines and evacuations should be effected immediately.
Survivors, by Salo Maa Neco, is the story of Aleks, his friends and
all the inhabitants of a seductively peaceful Mediterranean island.
Six years ago they survived the global pandemic that killed millions,
and then billions. Entire populations died. But the islanders survived
and then they thrived. Until an elegant schooner appeared in their
harbour. And a man called Abraham came ashore.
They were farmers and fishermen and vintners and beekeepers. They
played chess in the town square, they drank wine as the sun set gently
into the sea, and they went to church. What did they know about
guerrilla street-fighting and weaponry? Old Mrs Odak made lavender
soap and lemonade. Would she fire a shotgun? Would Father Marco shoot
a little girl to save us?
Come. Sit with me. We'll share a bottle of earthy red wine and a plate
of dried figs. The sun's setting. The scent of lemon blossom is
floating on the warm evening breeze. Let me tell you a story of an
apocalyptic disease, of survival, of the sensual fragrance of
flowering rosemary, of them and us, of the Devil himself, and of the
boy Father Marco told me to take care of until his parents came.
You like a good story, don't you?
http://www.amazon.com/A Killer in the Ozarks-ebook/B00CX9FHPO\
A story of hardship, love, danger, violence, and growing up in the Ozarks Mountains in the early 1900s.
Lukas McCoy was an orphan at a very early age. He never knew when he would eat or have a place to sleep. In spite of the hardship, he grew to learn only one person would take care of him, himself.
Go with us as we watch Lukas grow into young adulthood. He became self sufficient, with a strong young body, he learned to plant and harvest, to trap the fur bearing animals. And he became very good with a gun; very fast and very accurate.
When one of the Sharp boys shot his friend in the back, it started a mountain feud that lasted several years and took the life of many of its participants.
The beautiful Sarah that Lukas loved, tried to tame him, and most of the time it worked. But from time to time, as the hatred grew in the breast of old Martha Sharp, violence would erupt in the hills, and the grave diggers would go to work.
As Lukas grew older, and learned he could make money doing what he really loved to do, which was raise horses, he tried to draw away from his violent past, to put aside his gun. People just wouldnt let him.
So he became a hard man in a hard land.
"Acceptance" touches on many issues that people deal with in life, it
is gripping and intense. Just when you think you know which direction
it is going, the book catapults another direction. You get a little
bit of everything with "Acceptance". How many books can be classed in
several genres… dramatic, romance, suspense and thriller?
"Acceptance" is unique when it comes to comparing it to other books in
the same genre. It speaks a lot to most young girls, young adults and
women especially in many African and Asian cultures. It tells of a non
existent relationship between mother and daughter. "The
mother-daughter relationship is the most powerful bond in the world,
for better or for worse. It sets the stage for all other
la que se conjugan realidad y ficción, con dosis de lirismo, épica e
Constituye la primera parte de una trilogía que tiene como punto de
arranque el caso del Mary Celeste. El bergantín de bandera
estadounidense cuya tripulación desapareció en el Atlántico, muy cerca
de las Azores, entre noviembre y diciembre de 1872. Uno de los
misterios relacionados con la navegación marítima nunca resueltos que
más ha inspirado la imaginación de cineastas y escritores.
Si te apasiona lo enigmático y lo desconocido, si te atraen la
historia y las leyendas, si amas la aventura, si sientes curiosidad
por lo que pudo ocurrirles al capitán Benjamin S. Briggs, su esposa,
su hija y sus marineros, este libro, sin duda, te interesa.
Entre otras cosas, nos recuerda lo extraña que suele resultar la
verdad la mayoría de las veces.
Slumming his way among the often tony, sometimes seedy but always
alluring venues of the Southern California coastline, Michael Devlin,
the jaded protagonist and private detective of South On Pacific Coast
Highway doggedly attempts to solve four murders, free a wrongly
imprisoned friend and wrest Zen enlightenment from a handful of better
The entire story takes place over the course of one week in Laurel
Lagoon, a sleepy little beach town, modeled after Laguna Beach, CA,
where the author has lived for many years. The backdrop is a
blistering summer heat wave. The tale begins on a hot and restless
summer night. A call comes in from an old friend, who has just been
arrested for murdering his wife. Off to clear his friend's name the
following morning, Michael instead is treated to another dead body at
the doorstep to his downtown office. By that evening, he has witnessed
the cops fish another dead body out of Newport Harbor and soon another
man involved in the case has been murdered out on Balboa Island.
Believing all of these murders are somehow connected, and convinced
that solving them is the only way Michael can clear his friend's name,
he chases a dead man's cheating wife from a fortune teller down on
Coast Highway in Doheny Beach to the decaying trailers and rotting
fish along the Salton Sea and back to the restless summer nights of
Laurel Lagoon, her mane of long, red hair a talisman to Michael's
better forgotten dreams. Add a hard-nosed local cop, two pain in the
ass Feds, a couple of nasty boys from south of the border, one Russian
named Boris, along with a miniature poodle named Butch and you have
the ingredients for a great crime tale, a story of love gone wrong and
a searing portrait of life along the Southern California coast.
"The success of "White Gold" really gave me the confidence to keep writing," says Rachel. "I can't imagine not writing now!"
Readers may enter the Goodreads giveaway to win one of 3 signed copies of "Under Fire" (entries close 30 August).
intelligent 33 year old, who works her life away. Wishing for some
excitement in her life, she gets more than she could bargain for.
Parting from her soul mate many years earlier, she has never really
found anyone that has come close.... until now. But is he all that he
seems? New Encounters is full of twists and unexpected turns. A
romance that turns into an action packed whirlwind. As one reader
commented "Like 50 Shades of Grey mixed with Bourne. I love the way
there are parts of the book where your heart stops and parts of the
book that make you laugh."
Bella is a strong woman, but can she cope with what is about to be
thrown her way? This book contains some saucy scenes, not to mention
the Mafia, SAS and Deniable Operators.
The All Souls' Waiting Room: A Black Comedy about Karma and Killing Yourself, steampunk novel by Paki S. Wright
When Lacy receives an engraved silver cross for her 16th birthday she
soon realises that it is haunted by the ghost of her Great
Grandfather. She researches her family tree to uncover the meaning of
the engraving on the back and uncovers a terrible secret. The second
world war has cast a long shadow over Lacy's family and now she must
seek justice for her ancestors.
But not everyone is happy to have their evil deeds exposed. Can the
silver cross save Lacy from becoming a victim of her own horror story?
A coming of age adventure and mystery story.
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Welcome to our Top Stories of Summer 2013 series. For all our readers returning from trips and vacation reading, we’ve created a short list of the stories you may have missed during this long, strange summer for the publishing industry.
Free Sites for eBook Promotion
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Satirize today's crazy world in an even crazier future, add a bizarre
story, sprinkle liberally with zany and whimsical characters, and you
get Hatching Discordia.
The Fertile Crescent Republic is a tiny Middle Eastern oil state where
defrocked doctor, Godzbadeh Ampzilla, happens to be in exactly the
right place at the right time to reap the eternal gratitude of the
sheik. Wallowing in the sheik's benevolence, and filling in the gaps
with his own blend of reptilian skullduggery, Godzbadeh slithers into
supreme leadership of the Fertile Crescent Republic.
Europe is now ruled by the New Holy Roman Empire, after a cabal of
governments and greedy corporations have pillaged the financial system
into collapse and left society ripe for a theocracy. Former insurance
salesman, Enrico Carrera, inveigles his way into the papacy by riding
on the achievements of a sleepy Spaniard who can perform miracles to
Meanwhile, Ike Yamamoto, the quixotic chairman of a Japanese
industrial corporation, is working on an indulgent genetic quest to
make women lay eggs. Ike's self-opinionated and truculent
supercomputer, Sally, makes provocative pronouncements that strain the
already malevolent relationship between Godzbadeh and Pope Enrico to
breaking point. And thanks to the bungling of Ike's incorrigibly
clumsy Mexican janitor, the prototype human egg hatches into something
weird and unexpected.
Through a hilarious and chaotic sequence of whimsical events, the main
characters make their way to the relative safety of a sleepy village
in Crete. Pope Enrico and Godzbadeh Ampzilla are determined to
exploit the curious hatchling to resurrect their religious and secular
authority. Both men employ ludicrous and unscrupulous methods towards
their goals, but who represents the lesser evil with which good men
can forge a compromise?
Have you ever envisioned a post-human future? Lost your patience with
the overuse of moral dichotomies in contexts where they are not even
relevant? Do you want to be challenged as a reader and grow in your
soul? Primordial Labyrinth is set beyond morality, beyond nihilism,
beyond humanity. Singularities, Simulations, War, and Multiversal
Technologies await you in the world of the Post-human Cosmic Bloomers.
Ideas and imagery that will stay with you are interspersed with poetry
and cosmic lore. The protagonist reasserts the authority of the
narrating voice in a story that is told only through him. You might
wonder whether the scenarios are utopian or dystopian and why you
can't identify or empathize with the characters; but the real question
is: in a world that is not human, would they identify or empathize
In order to begin your reading, these words by the 19th century
philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer will serve as an introduction to what
was once your universe:
"In the lowest notes of harmony, in the ground bass, I recognize the
lowest levels of the objectification of the will, inorganic nature,
the mass of the planet."
Second Universe, the highly anticipated sequel to Primordial
Labyrinth, is available now.
book in a series, named The Saga of the Seven Stars (try saying that 5
times fast). This first book sets the stage for the series and
introduces some of the major players that will be present throughout
many of the later books. So if you're interested long series ala
Robert Jordan or Terry Goodkind, etc., this may just be the series for
Blood and Shadows is basically about this super band of assassins that
are being united under a single leader, Lord Garik. He's got a virtual
army of assassins and a super powerful assassin named only "the veiled
assassin." He also has a bad-ass mage named Nikki, who let's just say
likes to burn things to ash.
In order to stop Lord Garik and his henchmen, the king of Tar Ebon
(that's the world this is set in - a whole different planet from
Earth) sends out his greatest champion, Dawyn Darklance. Dawyn chooses
several companions and they head out on a quest to find Lord Garik and
stop him. The stakes are pretty high, because if they fail anarchy
will ensue across the kingdom and thousands will die. Even more than
that, if they fail, the whole will be doomed to annihilation (more on
that later in the series).
Anyway, I think I may have given too much away, but there are still
plenty of plot twists awaiting any readers who want to venture into
this fresh fantasy novel. Thanks for reading.
Elijah Solomon is a lost soul. Neither an angel or a ghost, Elijah roams in between the Before and After, with no memory of how he died. There are no names or faces or voices. A restless wanderer, Eljiah is summoned by The Messenger, who sends Elijah back to the human world for another chance. This time, Elijah must redeem himself by changing the life of another; the troubled girl with the misty blue eyes.
It isn't easy to have a second chance, Elijah soon realizes. Clues from his past arise and dreams reveal secrets that Elijah isn't prepared for. He begins to wonder what kind of darkness led him to this current place in his new life . . . and someone else wants him to remember.
Seraphina Adams is a lonely introvert with an impossible mother. Haunted by her own demons, Sera has never been in a relationship, and must contend with the grief in her life that has led to a state of constant sadness. When she meets Elijah, Sera learns that opening up and trusting others can be the hardest things to grasp.
A complex story of two teenagers who enter each other's worlds, and fight the ghosts that threaten to come between them. With a mix of suspense, conflict and fantasy, The Sharing Moon casts a unique light on the fragility of both mind and heart.
A panoramic tale of a multi-generational American family dynasty
brimming with corporate intrigue, greed, lust, love, personal and
business conflicts, deceit and betrayal.
With its blend of business and boardroom drama, family succession
planning coupled with beautiful and sophisticated people living lavish
wealthy jet-setting lifestyles - it's a riveting story appealing to
men and women.
Christiana Lynn Barrington's pedigree world is built, presented and
controlled by her billionaire father Jonathan.
She never knew anything else.
The Company was the core of the Barrington family. "Groomed from the
womb," Christiana would often quip.
Though she believed her father loved and respected her, there was
always a certain distance between them. He was "Father" never "Dad."
Frequently she wondered if he'd wished to have had a son instead of a
daughter but she never posed the question. Maybe she was afraid of
As the only child of Elizabeth Matthews Barrington and Jonathan, she
is the heir apparent to the world-wide behemoth Barrington Holdings
But a threat to her hard-earned succession waits in the shadows ready
to take everything she's worked for away from her . . . .
"Smart, sexy & mysterious with interwoven characters - think 'Love Actually'." That's one reader's take on Sunni Knows, and it would be hard to sum it up any better than that. Sunni, which is short for Sunaria, is actually a bit of an outsider in this mix of mixed-up characters. They're all pretty smart, but it's hard to tell, given the things they do, and their apparent blindness, denial, or confusion when it comes to love. They care for each other in the oddest ways, clutching to secrets from the mild to the ancient, even to the point of tinkering with something perhaps sacred.
There is one secret that ties them all together, though it takes awhile for them to realize it. When they do, the lives of these half dozen people change forever, and you will wonder whether it was fate all along, or merely coincidence . . . it's as simple as believing in love or not.
The funny thing is, Cupid seems to be playing her own game with them, regardless of what they think . . . or do. However, instead of slinging arrows, she seems to prefer throwing curve balls . . . a lot of them . . . lots of swings and misses, but there's also a home run or two . . . and in the end there is no denial.
"Crossing the Line" by Jean Acre, available for Kindle by Amazon.
A little more than boy meets girl, this is the story of two people
forbidden from falling in love by common social mores, but, thanks to
our heroine's subterfuge, fall in love they do. Our handsome but dour
hero tries not to cross the line of propriety. This creates an
interesting dynamic of reluctant tenderness mixed with conflict - a
conflict that rips our socially crossed couple apart. When they meet
again several decades later, their past continues to dog their relationship.
While the book contains a tiny bit of erotica, this is subtle and does
not overwhelm the main story. The book is about relationships, the funny
things that happen in families, the dialogues that draw people together
or tear them apart. But most of all, it's about believing in true love
and romance. Try it!
San Francisco Book Review boasts: "Skomal rises to the level of found poetry. She has potential to be a first-rank novelist. I think you will enjoy getting in on the start of her career, in advance of the parade."
becoming a full-time writer, I worked as a virologist for several
biotech companies, the last of which had biodefense contracts with the
government. Needless to say, I've worked with some pretty nasty
viruses. This story came out of a "what if" scenario that came to me
while I was lying in a hospital bed, two days after I'd had a pacemaker
It started when I thought about what would happen down the line when the
battery had to be replaced...and from there I developed the idea for an
implantable device that would not need surgery to be recharged. The
rest was a journey of pure imagination that wound me through the darker
corners of my mind.
Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Imperfect-Pairings-ebook/dp/B00CTXVLHC
2013 Indie Reader Discovery Award Winner for Chick Lit
This is no typical Italian romance…hear what reviewers are saying:
"The mystery, beauty and complexities of culture, family and love are revealed through the relationship between a seemingly mismatched American woman and an Italian man…Townsend has crafted a compelling and intricate story that masterfully explores culture, love and relationships with haunting beauty and keen perception" – Indie Reader
"As a granddaughter of Italian immigrants, I have always been drawn to stories set in Italy. So often they are stereotypical…wine, beautiful countrysides, simplicity, good food. This novel does something most don't. It takes you to the inner nuances of the Italian ways…the mystery, the secrecy, the fact that so much is not spoken, is hidden, not discussed. I think the author got this right!" LibraryThing Early Reviewer
"…a love story not just for romance lovers, but for everyone who has been in a relationship, as they all will be able to relate while enjoying an entertaining, fun read which provides also a profound message about our choices in life. "Imperfect Pairings" is definitely at the top of my 2013 list for best books I have read this year!" – ReaderViews
If you have ever loved a dog, parented a child or been affected by cancer, this book will make you laugh and cry... at the same time.
Will you dare to follow Sir Reginald on his frightening journey?
"The Woods Are Dark This Night" is the tale of Sir Reginald, a royal knight. He has found himself lost in a dark forest at night. He has no recollection of how or when he got there. All He knows is that he is in a small clearing littered with the bodies and debris of some battle. He searches the battle field for a means to defend himself, finding only useless and rusted relics. He eventually finds a decent shield and chooses the best sword he could find; this sword being broken and will work as well as a dagger. Reginald knows this sword is more for show as is the lion's roar, than the teeth behind it. After arming himself, Reginald ventures into the forest in search for answers to where he is, and why he is there. His journey is filled supernatural and horrifying events such as ghostly lanterns, seemingly living trees, ominous shadowy figures, and being attacked on a small boat by a giant creature, all the while trying to maintain his sanity as he confronts his own fear and mortality. Do you dare to follow Sir Reginald on his frightening journey, or will you succumb to your own fear and turn back?
KIRKUS - “A Sophisticated Thriller!”
CITY PAPER: “An Action Packed Debut!”
Special Agent Jake Stein is the head of the Miami field office, Homeland Security Investigations, and a fast-burner within the ranks of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Brooklyn native has a history of solving cases that involve illicit drug smuggling and human trafficking. When he starts to hear “noise” about possible terrorist movements in his area of responsibility, he has no idea who and what he is up against.
Stein finds himself pitted against a terrorist group who plans to smuggle a nuclear device onto a cruise ship, sail it to Miami and take out most of South Florida. Now he must join forces with the feds, the mob and even a washed-up television actor to stop what could be the next 9/11 catastrophe.
Packed with action, page-turning suspense and political intrigue, The Umbrella Option is an intense, brilliantly orchestrated work of fiction that will grab hold and keep readers at the edge of their seats until the very end.
Deadly Fun - Thriller/Romance
Her new job involves a cruise to the Bahamas with her boss to investigate an enforcer for the Mob. But this will be like no other job she has encountered. By the end of the voyage she has chased suspects through the tropical islands, been in physical confrontations with knife, fist and firearms; the deck is awash in blood. Can she survive the deadly fun cruise--and her boss, who may prove even more deadly than the Mafia men she uncovers?
He hated the stricken look in her eyes, the tears he could see hovering on her bottom lids. "I'm sorry, Lo. I didn't know. I just wanted my best investigator to work this case. I really had no idea."
"We don't know who actually did it."
Lo was crying, her hands over her face. "Do you know what they did to him?"
Torture would be a nice word in comparison, Dan thought. He knew exactly what they had done to her husband. He couldn't stand seeing her pain and moved over to sit on the bed beside her. He put his arms around her and pressed her head to his shoulder. He could feel her tears through his shirt.
"I can't seem to get over it," she said, her voice muffled against his shoulder.
"No one could, Lo. No one could." He rocked her in his arms as the waves rocked the ship and let her cry.
Review by Elva:
Deadly Fun is a romantic/thriller escape and the author buys you a 1st class ticket. (Pam Richter does romantic thrillers very well, btw.)
I enjoyed this book for several reasons. It's a fast, light, read that is perfect for travel, vacation, or a bubble bath. Deadly Fun would also make a pretty enjoyable TV movie.