Whispers in the Dark: A Small Town Romantic Suspense in the Southwest

“Wonderfully detailed scenery and diverse characters combine with a clever, well-defined plot in Whispers in the Dark to create an exciting, hard to put down story.” – Readers’ Favorite  Kylie Hafford craves adventure during her southwestern summer. She doesn’t expect to fight for her life. After an assault in Boston, young archeologist Kylie heads to the remote Puebloan ruins of Lost Valley, Colorado, to excavate. She plans to avoid all men and figure out her next step in life. Her first exploration of the crumbling ruins ends in a confrontation with a gorgeous, angry man who looks like a warrior from the Pueblo’s ancient past. Danesh proves that Kylie’s body is ready for love, even if her heart isn’t. If only he weren’t so aggravating… and fascinating. Then she literally stumbles across Sean, a charming, playful tourist. His attentions feel safer, until she glimpses secrets he’d rather keep hidden. The summer heats up as two sexy men pursue her. She finds mysteries – and surprising friendships – among the other campground residents. Could the wide-eyed woman and her silent children be in the kind of danger all too familiar to Kylie?  Mysterious lights, murmuring voices, and equipment gone missing plague her dig. Kylie tries to play it safe, but when someone threatens her research, she must take action. Kylie throws aside caution, but is shocked as friends turn to foes. She has more enemies than she can possibly guess, and she’s only begun to glimpse the terrors in the dark. A midnight encounter sends her plummeting into a deep canyon. She’ll need all her strength and wits to survive. Everything becomes clear – if she wants to save the man she’s come to love and see the villains brought to justice, she can’t run away again – she must face her demons and fight. Whispers in the Dark is action-packed romantic suspense set in the Four Corners region of the Southwest, from an award-winning author. This title stands alone and is not part of a series. Praise from Readers: “This book was a delight from start to finish!”   “All in all, a great read, with a strong plot line, and likeable characters! I highly recommend this author!” “The southwest setting and attention to authentic details will make the reader feel like he/she knows the place once the book is finished. This story has a few twists and turns that catch you off-guard and provide a satisfying finish.” “The plot was full of twists and turns, always keeping the reader rooting for the heroine. The writing kept me guessing until the end. Excellent read!”

Meet Kris Bock

Grab your free stories now! Sign up for my newsletter and get an Accidental Detective short story and bonus material, including three fun, short stories originally written for children. You’ll also get Lions and Love at the Cat Café, a free 30-page sweet romance set in the world of the Furrever Friends cat café, and “22 recipes from the cat café.” Sign up here: https://sendfox.com/KrisBock (There’s no commitment – unsubscribe any time.) Kris Bock writes novels of mystery, suspense, and romance. In the humorous Accidental Detective series, a witty journalist solves mysteries in Arizona and tackles the challenges of turning fifty. It starts with Something Shady at Sunshine Haven, which made B&N’s list of Handpicked Favorites You’ll Love! When patients are dying at an Alzheimer’s unit, a former war correspondent must use her journalism skills to uncover the killer and save her mother. Kate has followed the most dangerous news stories around the world, but can she survive going home? Readers say, “I couldn’t put it down. This promises to be an exciting series and I can’t wait for the next!” and “Kris Bock is my new favorite cozy mystery writer. I loved this book so much!” Kris is also writing a series with her brother, scriptwriter Douglas J Eboch, who wrote the original screenplay for the movie Sweet Home Alabama. Follow the crazy antics of Melanie, Jake, and their friends a decade before the events of the movie. Sign up for their romantic comedy newsletter and get “Felony Melanie Destroys the Moonshiner’s Cabin.” Sign up here: https://sendfox.com/lp/1rpny3 The Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the employees and customers at a cat café. Watch as they fall in love with each other and shelter cats. The series begins with Coffee and Crushes at the Cat Café: Kari doesn’t have time for love when she’s opening her new cat café. She’s busy hiring employees, fighting with the health inspector – oh, and welcoming 16 shelter cats. But when a sexy master baker walks in, she can’t let him get away. So what does she do with the guy of her dreams? Set him up with her sister, of course. Start this popular series for only 99 cents and learn why readers say, “The Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series is one of my favorite series of all time.” Kris Bock also writes romantic suspense with outdoor adventures in Southwestern landscapes. Desert Gold follows the hunt for a long-lost treasure in the New Mexico desert. In Valley of Gems, estranged relatives compete to reach a buried treasure by following a series of complex clues. In Silver Canyon, sparks fly when reader favorites Camie and Tiger help a mysterious man track down his missing uncle. Whispers in the Dark features archaeology and intrigue among ancient Southwest ruins. What We Found is a mystery with strong romantic elements about a young woman who finds a murder victim in the woods. In Counterfeits, stolen Rembrandt paintings bring danger to a small New Mexico town. Learn more at www.krisbock.com. Kris lives in New Mexico, USA, where she enjoys hiking, archery, and watching the sunset from her patio. Her home office looks out on nature, complete with distracting wildlife such as roadrunners and quail. Her BFA in photography is used mainly to show online friends how lovely the Southwest is. DESERT GOLD: When a quiet history professor uncovers a clue to the legendary lost Victorio Peak treasure, she prepares for adventure. But she’s not the only one interested. Is the handsome pilot who rescued her a hero or the enemy? “The story has it all—action, romance, danger, intrigue….” VALLEY OF GEMS: Rebecca Westin’s grandfather left her a buried treasure – if she can decipher a complex series of clues leading to it. Her half-siblings are determined to reach the treasure first. Good thing Rebecca has help, in the form of a green-eyed charmer determined to make their desert adventure sexy and fun. But a treacherous enemy will do anything to get that treasure – and revenge. Action and romance combine in this lively Southwestern adventure, complete with riddles the reader is invited to solve. The Dead Man’s Treasure is book 2 in the New Mexico treasure hunters series. (Each book features a different hero and heroine, and stands alone.) SILVER CANYON: Camille Dagneau – beautiful, brilliant, and prickly – and Ryan MacAllister are on the hunt for a lost treasure and a missing uncle. The clues will take Camie, Ryan, and the feisty cat Tiger on a trail through the Southwest. If you love suspense and romance, don’t miss this gripping adventure! COUNTERFEITS: Jenny returns to her grandparents’ art camp in a remote New Mexico town after her grandmother’s sudden death. That night, staying alone in the empty house, she wakes to the noise of intruders. What do the strangers want? As more bizarre events unfold, Jenny starts to realize the people she thought she knew are not what they seem – least of all Rob, an old friend and the camp cook, whose past may be coming back to haunt them all. Counterfeits is romantic suspense in the New Mexico mountains: WHAT WE FOUND: When Audra stumbles on a murdered woman in the woods, more than one person isn’t happy about her bringing the crime to light. She’ll have to stand up for herself in order to stand up for the murder victim. It’s a risk, and so is reaching out to the mysterious young man who works with deadly birds of prey. But with danger all around, some risks are worth taking. What We Found brings mystery and romance to small-town New Mexico. WHISPERS IN THE DARK: Kylie Hafford craves adventure when she heads to the remote Puebloan ruins of Lost Valley, Colorado, to excavate. Romance isn’t in her plans, but she soon meets two sexy men: Danesh looks like a warrior from the Pueblo’s ancient past, and Sean is a charming, playful tourist. The summer heats up as Kylie uncovers mysteries, secrets, and terrors in the night. She’ll need all her strength and wits to survive—and to save the man she’s come to love. Whispers in the Dark is romantic suspense set in the Four Corners region of the US Southwest.