Fresh Thrills for May - Mystery, Suspense and Intrigue!
May 2008 Mystery / Thriller / Suspense Titles
On a remote stretch of the rugged coast of Ireland, folklorist and illustrator Keira Sullivan pursues the mysterious Irish legend of an ancient Celtic stone angel. As she searches an isolated ruin, Keira discovers what she thinks is the mythic angel, but before she can examine her find, she senses a malevolent presence just as the ruin collapses, trapping her inside.
Keira’s uncle is a Boston homicide detective who enlists the help of Simon Cahill to find his missing niece. An expert with Fast Rescue, a rapid-response search-and-rescue organization, Simon doubts the existence of the relic, but rushes to Ireland to free Keira, despite his need to keep a low profile after assisting in the takedown of a major criminal network.
But the gruesome evidence of a startling act of violence convinces Simon that whatever Keira found in the ruin, the danger she faces is real. When the violence follows them to Boston—and escalates—Simon and Keira realize that the long- forgotten story of the mythic angel that has captivated her has also aroused a killer . . . a calculating predator who will certainly kill again.
Dr. Emily Drake’s patients tend to be a little unusual. Instead of the typical therapist’s caseload of midlife crises and mother fixations, Emily treats vampires with blood phobias and sex-demons looking for meaningful relationships. But her gift for recognizing and healing the Other—those creatures of the night that most humans don’t even know exist—requires a few house rules. First: Never trust a shifter. Especially not one like Detective Colin Gyth, whose gold-flecked eyes and predatory air make Emily realize how much she’s been longing to lose control…
Colin can’t believe the doctor he’s been assigned to work with on the Night Butcher murder investigation is the one person who could expose his true identity as a wolf shifter. Smart, sexy, and stubborn as hell, Emily brings out the alpha male in Colin, unleashing a wild, heady desire that takes them both over the edge.
But in the shadows, the Night Butcher waits…eager to spill Emily’s blood and taste her terror. And he’ll use any means to destroy her, including the one person she has grown to trust…
Sequel to Lily Dale: Awakening
After her tumultuous summer in Lily Dale, Calla has decided to stay, hoping to unearth more about her mother’s untimely death. As she starts school at Lily Dale High and begins to explore her relationships with Jacy and Blue, her visions begin to occur with greater urgency. There may be a killer on the loose, and he may be after Calla for her role in solving his first victim’s disappearance. Now that Calla believes in her ability, can she learn to use it properly before it leads her into more danger?
In this thrilling sequel to Lily Dale: Awakening, readers will find an even larger dose of mystery, suspense, and romance that will keep them coming back to Lily Dale.
A SEASIDE RETREAT...
HAS JUST BECOME...
A KILLER'S FAVORITE PLAYGROUND...
The past tends to catch up with folks in Stone Creek, Arizona. So schoolmarm Lark Morgan and Marshal Rowdy Rhodes are determined to hide their secrets—and deny their instant attraction. That should be easy, since each suspects the other of living a lie.…
But Rowdy and Lark share one truth: both face real dangers. Like the gang of train robbers heading their way, men Ranger Sam O'Ballivan expects Rowdy to nab. And as past and current troubles collide, Rowdy and Lark must surrender their pride to the greatest power of all—undying love.
O'Neil Family #3
Facing the future
Finding your way
Blackheath Moor #1
They say that spirits haunt Blackheath Moor...
They wed in haste—Nora Thorngoode, to save her ruined reputation, and Grayson Lowell, to rescue his estate from foreclosure for unpaid debts. Each resents the necessity to exchange vows that will bind them for all time, and yet from the first, passion flames between them… quickly engulfing them in a sensual obsession...
But soon the lover that Nora married becomes a dark stranger to her, a man torn apart by guilt over his brother Tom’s recent, mysterious death…and driven half-mad by ghostly specters who demand that Gray expose the truth. Has Nora married a murderer whose wicked deeds blacken everything around them? Or, together, in the secret passageways of Blackheath Grange and along Cornwall’s remote coastline, can Gray and Nora discover what really happened that terrible night…and in setting free the troubled ghosts, free themselves as well?
The Body Hunters #2
The case may have gone ice-cold, but the connection between a veteran detective and a rookie agent was burning hot!
Cameron Hughes never thought he'd meet his match in a determined—but inexperienced—undercover agent with a heart of gold. Somehow, though, Lily Christides had got under the detective's incredibly thick skin and wouldn't let go. Now, as they worked 24/7 on two unsolved cases, Cam was finding it increasingly difficult to resist taking her to bed and driving her to the point of no return. Then an elusive killer made it known Lily was next on his list, and Cam's passion turned to protection. Cam knew being her personal bodyguard was the best chance they had at containing the threats to her life. But what force was strong enough to contain their barely controlled attraction?
June 2008 Mystery / Thriller / Suspense Titles
Bobbie Faye #2
It had been a whole freaking month since Bobbie Faye Sumrall had blown up anything or been shot at, and that was almost a new record. Then her diva cousin Francesca waltzed up to where she manned the gun counter in Ce Ce's Cajun Outfitter and Feng Shui Emporium and everything just went to hell. Fast.
The Body Hunters #3
Walking away from beautiful Eileen Caldwell had been one of the toughest assignments undercover agent Kyle Landenburg had ever faced. Now, after a frantic phone call, he was back by her side, protecting her from a past that had dangerously resurfaced. Keeping her safe was his job, but even as they dodged bullets, keeping his hands to himself was quickly becoming Kyle's greatest challenge yet. As a seasoned agent, Kyle knew better than to give in to passion when a client's life was on the line. But when she reached for him, would the temptation prove strong enough to make him cross it?
April 2008 Mystery / Thriller / Suspense Titles
Aisling Psychic Triplets #2
Tempest, Claire, and Leona: contemporary triplets blessed -- or cursed -- each with a special extra sense they would deny, given the chance. The descendents of a Celtic seer, the captive bride of a Viking chieftain, these triplets are connected by birth and in psychic ability.
Born with the uncanny ability to learn everything about a person or object just by the touch of her naked hands,Tempest must wear protective gloves. She wears them with her one night lover, and now he's hunting her, the man she could never forget. Marcus Greystone, a powerful tough businessman, has the ancient relic Tempest must have to protect her family, and now she must bargain with him. He must have the answers to a 21-year-old mystery, the name of his parents' killer, and he's not letting Tempest escape. Marcus has never forgotten the sensuous night he and Tempest shared -- before she left his bed without a word. This time he wants Tempest's naked hands on him.
Claire and Leona, Tempest's sisters, and her mother, a world-famous psychic fear for Tempest, but they are helpless to protect her. Tempest's adventurous blood leans more toward her Viking ancestry and nothing can stop her as she takes very challenge in her way, including Marcus.
Port Salem, on the shores of Lake Michigan, presents an ominous reminder of what can happen to psychics. Violence from her past stalks Tempest as she hunts for clues in the cold case, and Marcus isn't letting her out of his sight. But another danger lurks nearby, when a killer wants to keep his secrets buried and he's willing to kill again.
Note: Claire's story, AT THE EDGE, is now on sale. Leona's is FOR HER EYES ONLY, 10/08.
Taken hostage by a convicted murderer while reporting at a prison, Sophie Alton has no idea that the man holding the gun to her head is the bad boy who was her first love in high school. Condemned to life without parole, Marc Hunter finds himself with no choice but to break out of prison after his younger sister disappears with her baby.
Though he regrets what he has to put Sophie through, he can’t let anything get in the way of his stopping the corrupt officials who are set on destroying what’s left of his family. But being near Sophie rekindles memories for both of them. As the passion between them heats up, so does the conspiracy to put both of them in their graves.
For art recovery agent Avy Hunt, no task is too risky when it comes to rescuing stolen treasures. Her latest mission is to locate the multimillion-dollar Sword of Alexander, believed to be in the possession of master thief Sir Liam James. But there is far more to this heist than meets the eye, and what Avy doesn’t know can definitely hurt her.
In hot pursuit of the sword, Avy crosses the Atlantic to keep charming, sexy Liam under surveillance—only to find that he has been trailing her. It’s hard to focus on the prize when they’re both overwhelmed by sexual tension. Now Avy is going to have to make the toughest choice of her career: Get her hands on the sword, or take her chances with a thief.
"A sexy, riveting read!" New York Times Bestselling Author Christina Dodd
A Great Place To Live
Woodsbridge, New York, is the sort of upscale community where the American Dream is alive and thriving—shiny cars, beautiful homes, and safe, tree-shaded streets. There are pools where kids splash each other gleefully, and soccer games where moms cheer their teenagers from the sidelines. For Kathleen Carmody, moving to Woodsbridge is an attempt to escape memories of her own rough childhood and a shattering secret that still haunts her. It’s a place where her 13-year-old daughter Jen will have everything Kathleen didn’t.
The Pefect Place To Die
But suddenly, the sleepy, affluent suburb is gripped by fear. One by one, teenage girls are disappearing from Woodbridge’s “safe” streets. Someone wants what these charmed people have. Someone who will take what they love most. Someone who is targeting girls with long, blond hair and brown eyes…girls who look a lot like Jen. Someone who is watching and waiting for the moment Kathleen drops her guard and kisses her daughter goodbye…
The Body Hunters #1
When he learned his very own daughter had gone missing, agent Will Connor instructed his covert team, the Body Hunters, to stop at nothing to find the girl—and it forced him to reunite with his "widow," Maggie. Although Maggie's anger was evident, so was the passion that had always existed between them. With the clock ticking, finding their daughter was top priority, but rekindling what he'd once shared with Maggie was critical to their future. Suddenly "till death do us part" had a whole new meaning, for nothing else would tear him away from his family a second time around.
The shift is coming. Soon.
Dr. David Carter knows this. However, he’s a geologist, so ‘soon’ means anywhere from tomorrow to a thousand years from now.
People are dying. Now.
Drs. Jordan Abellard and Jillian Brookwood are standing at the edge of SuperAIDS. Or are they? They won’t be able to figure it out if they can’t get some authorization signed - and soon. But they’re peons and no one is paying attention.
Whole species died at the last polar shift. 65 million years ago.
Right now Dr. Becky Sorenson has some seriously mutated frogs in her lab. In L.A. Bees are making abnormal columns on the side of the freeways. In Georgia, birds are migrating out of season.
It all makes a sick kind of sense when the doctors consider that the last magnetic shift is strangely coincidental to the dinosaur die-out. And the only similarity in the problems today is that each is occurring in a ‘hotspot’ - a pocket of reverse polarity tells them all them all...
the shift is already here.
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