Saving Taylor: The Women’s Work Exchange

In the captivating first installment of “The Women’s Work Exchange” series, immerse yourself in a thrilling tale where danger, faith, and romance intertwine. Taylor Allen, a woman with a haunting past, finds herself on the run as an eyewitness to a double murder. Her voice, a gift from above, once uplifted the community, but now it may not be enough to save her from a relentless killer. When fate intervenes, Taylor’s path collides with John Fielding Jr., an unsuspecting businessman traveling home on a fateful night. Little did he know that he would become the hostage of a desperate and intriguing young woman. As they navigate through the dark corners of a train bound for New York, they embark on a perilous journey to uncover the truth behind a saloon robbery, arson, and murder. The world believes Taylor to be the culprit, but she maintains her innocence, claiming to be a victim of a crazed killer. As time ticks away, John becomes her steadfast ally, determined to prove her innocence, and protect her from the clutches of a relentless pursuer. Together, they search for the elusive evidence that will clear Taylor’s name and ignite a powerful connection between them. In a race against time and against the odds, they navigate a web of lies and deception, confronting their fears and discovering the strength of their faith.

Meet Lynn Landes

Lynn, a bestselling author, writes mystery and romantic suspense and historic romance novels that are clean with underlying messages of faith. Her book “Mercy’s Promise” won the Illumination Award for shining a light in Christian Fiction. Lynn currently lives in the Shenandoah Mountains of Virginia. She has more than thirty books published with more in the works- including two children’s books. If you’d like to receive updates via email about book releases, special events, and other happenings please follow Lynn’s thread and sign up for the newsletter.

Grand Finale

GRAND FINALE: SAL PEPITONE is 76 years old with eight strokes under his belt. Back in the day, he was a guy with minor league notoriety, back when the papers used to label him with terms like gangster, mobster, known underworld figure, etcetera.And yes, it’s true that Sal was pretty well connected back then, back when the Genovese crime family ran Jersey City… But Sal was never really the muscle, he was generally more of a numbers guy. His only major convictions were for tax-related nonsense, nothing violent. And his one big regret is how he left things back in the summer of ’79. That was the summer that Sal was sent to the beautiful island town of Port Hannasquat to burn down a United States Senator’s vacation home. That was the summer he fell in love with Evelyn Parks. EVELYN PARKS was just a kid back then. 22 years old, fresh out of school, one foot in the door of her old man’s law firm and the other one pointed toward art school. She was smart and beautiful and going through a wild phase. Sometimes back then, she’d break into people’s houses. She never took anything, she just got a kick out of looking around. Back then, a lot of people just left their doors open… Now Evelyn is 66. She’s got three kids, two grandkids, a perfectly respectable boyfriend and plenty of money. But around the time she became a grandmother, Evelyn developed a strangely powerful Intuition, a gift that tells her things she couldn’t possibly know, and shows her the days she hasn’t yet lived. MICHAEL DOHERTY is Sal’s grandson, technically. They barely know each other. The only thing Michael really does know is that Sal can’t be trusted. So when Sal claims to have only four days left to live, Michael thinks he’s bluffing… But Sal also claims to have $100,000 hidden away in a safety deposit box, courtesy of the late Frank Sinatra. And that gets Michael’s attention. All Sal wants in return is a lift to Port Hannasquat. Considering Michael is out of work and newly single, the timing is actually pretty decent. That hundred grand would come in handy. MERDITH RICHARDS is Michael’s best friend. Most people call her Ricky. She’s a Brooklyn songwriter who needs four grand to pay off a recording studio. And even though Ricky doesn’t believe in love, she’s a sucker for romance- especially the doomed, scandalous, star-crossed variety. So when Michael and Sal plot a course to Port Hannasquat, Ricky wants in… But this little road trip is going to get awfully bumpy, especially when the law comes knocking on their door. And considering Sal is technically an escaped con, the law is gonna knock pretty hard.

Meet Christopher Baldi

Hello! I’m a screenwriter who’s been working in film and television for over twenty years. Grand Finale is my first novel, written in a self-righteous huff after my agent rejected the script for being “uncommercial.” -Christopher Baldi

The Mentor

What if someone you love is a serial killer? While investigating a series of murders, DCI Eric Shaw, leading a forensic team at Scotland Yard, notices a possible relation to a cold case involving a person very close to him. What he ignores is that the details of similar crimes are described in a blog whose author signs herself as Mina, like the nickname that person used as a child, when she witnessed the massacre of her family.

Meet Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli

Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli is an Italian science fiction and thriller author. She has lived in Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy) since 1993, earning a degree in biology and working as an independent author, scientific and literary translator, educator, and science communicator. In the past she also worked as researcher, tutor and professor’s assistant in the field of ecology at “Dipartimento di Biologia Animale ed Ecologia” of the University of Cagliari. She has written original fiction since 2009. Between 2012-2013 she wrote and published a hard science fiction series set on Mars, “Deserto rosso”, whose omnibus hit No. 1 on the Italian Kindle Store in November 2014. The series was published in English, with the title “Red Desert”, between 2014 and 2015, and includes four books. She also authored three crime thrillers in the Detective Eric Shaw Trilogy, an action thriller “Kindred Intentions” (2016), five more science fiction novels – “L’isola di Gaia” (2014), “Per caso” (2015), “Ophir. Codice vivente” (2016), “Sirius. In caduta libera” (2018), and “Nave stellare Aurora” (2020) – and a non-fiction book titled “Self-publishing lab. Il mestiere dell’autoeditore” (2020). This is a new edition of her crime thriller “The Mentor” that was first published in English by AmazonCrossing in 2015 and became an international bestseller, hitting No. 1 on the Kindle Store in the USA, UK, and Australia in October 2015. The other two books in the trilogy are “Syndrome” and “Beyond the Limit” (2023). She is also a member of the International Thriller Writers Organization. She is often a guest both in Italy and abroad during book fairs, including Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino (Turin Book Fair), Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair) and Più Libri Più Liberi (Rome Book Fair), local publishing events, university conventions as well as classes (University of Insubria), where she gives speeches or conducts workshops about self-publishing and genre fiction writing.

Got Trouble

When your day starts at 11 pm, it’s a long way to sunrise. Glynnis Cary is stuck working as a night manager at the Gas-O-Mart. Her husband Keith’s idea of romance is buying her grocery store flowers, usually only when he comes home drunk. Her son is in trouble at school, skipping out with his girlfriend, and keeping secrets. Big secrets, ones that may turn out to be both lucrative and felonious. Keith’s bumbling unexpectedly makes Glynnis the target of multiple murderous enemies and a lot of bullets. Way more bullets than is reasonable. On the run with a new friend, one whose life she’s just inadvertently destroyed, Glynnis has to rely on her gut, her grit, and her ability to spin big lies to find a way to survive. Got Trouble is a new novel of suspense, thrills, humor, and one woman’s attempt to just have something go right. For once. For crying out loud.

Meet Dave Dobson

A native of Ames, Iowa, Dave loves writing, reading, boardgames, computer games, improv comedy, pizza, barbarian movies, and the cheaper end of the Taco Bell menu. Also, his wife and kids. In addition to his novels, Dave is the author of Snood, Snoodoku, Snood Towers, and other computer games. Dave first published Snood in 1996, and it became one of the most popular shareware games of the early Internet. His most recent project (other than writing) is Doctor Esker’s Notebook, a puzzle card game in the spirit of escape rooms. Dave taught geology, environmental studies, and computer programming at Guilford College for 24 years, and he does improv comedy every week at the Idiot Box in Greensboro, North Carolina. He’s also played the world’s largest tuba in concert. Not that that is relevant, but it’s still kinda cool.

Cold Comfort

How do you catch a killer who never leaves a clue? Bridgette Cash is a rookie detective working her first murder case. The circumstances surrounding the murder of a young woman lead her to believe it’s the work of a serial killer, but nobody is listening. Convinced the killer will strike again shortly, can Bridgette find enough evidence to catch the killer before another young woman is murdered?

Meet Trevor Douglas

Trevor Douglas lives in Brisbane, Australia. After a long and successful career as an IT Consultant, Trevor published his debut novel, The Catalin Code, in early 2014. Trevor is married with two adult sons and when he is not writing, enjoys bushwalking, watching AFL and discovering the best coffee shops in Brisbane with his wife. He is currently writing his eighth novel, The Catalin Connection, the second book in the Catalin Mystery Thriller series, which is due for release in late 2022.

Black Magic: An Arabian Stallion (Elizabeth Stitchway, Private Investigator, Cozy Mystery Series Book 2)

A priceless stallion. A war between ranches. To solve a kidnapping, a rookie PI has no choice but to bring home a winner. Elizabeth Stitchway has finally traded her mail truck for casework as a private investigator. But when her second case takes her into the ruthless world of million dollar Arabian horse breeding, she hopes she can break in her new saddle in time. After a suspected murder and an equine kidnapping pits her client against a rival ranch, she goes head-to-head with a handsome detective who puts her off her game. As the missing mare becomes even more valuable, Stitch must piece together the clues as a national horse show approaches. With big money at stake, can the PI balance dating a detective with solving the landmark case before the culprit captures first place? Black Magic is the second standalone novel in the Elizabeth Stitchway private investigator mystery series. If you like spirited characters, clever whodunits, and romantic twists, then you’ll love Mary Jane Forbes’ lively novel. Buy Black Magic to gallop into a thrilling ride today!

Meet Mary Jane Forbes

MARY JANE FORBES in Who’s Who in America Mary Jane has penned over 30 novels, COZY, ROMANCE, MYSTERY and SUSPENSE genres. As an author, Mary Jane’s goal is to entertain, to transport the reader away from the stress of the day—at times to shed a tear, to add a chuckle, and always to set your heart racing. Fodder for her books comes from news stories—cybercrime to tiny houses, the stock market to bitcoins, cookie baking contests to terrorists. But, digging deeper, Mary Jane’s stories are about relationships, and family. Visit Mary Jane on

Dark Echoes (The Aria Reese Chronicles, Book 1 ) A Supernatural Murder Mystery

In “Dark Echoes,” an enthralling first installment of the captivating new series “The Aria Reese Chronicles”, a young woman’s ordinary life takes an unexpected turn when she discovers a mysterious gift that blurs the boundaries between reality and dreams. Aria Reese, an unassuming girl leading a seemingly regular existence, finds herself plagued by a recurring nightmare. In this dark and foreboding dream, she becomes trapped in a treacherous wetland, enveloped in a foggy, deathly atmosphere. A palpable sense of unease lingers as an unknown presence watches her every move, instilling bone-chilling fear deep within her soul. With each occurrence, the dream becomes more vivid, revealing glimpses of a sinister force lurking just beyond her reach. On her 22nd birthday, amidst the celebrations and camaraderie of friends, Aria’s life takes an unexpected turn. A sudden, dizzying spell catapults her into a vision more vivid than any before. She finds herself immersed in the nightmare she thought was confined to her sleep, confronted by a terrifying scene of violence and a desperate plea for help. Aria’s world is shattered as she realizes the connection between her dreams and a missing girl named Abigail Holland, whose face mirrors her own. Driven by a deep sense of responsibility and a newfound ability that defies explanation, Aria embarks on a journey of self-discovery, determined to uncover the truth behind her haunting dreams and the fate of Abigail. As she delves deeper into her psychic abilities, she uncovers a world of clairvoyance and telepathy, harnessing her gift to connect with Abigail’s essence and unravel the mystery surrounding her disappearance. With each step closer to the truth, Aria’s understanding of herself and the world around her expands. The boundaries between reality and the dream realm blur as Aria navigates a perilous path, driven by a relentless desire to save Abigail and protect others from the sinister forces at play. “Dark Echoes” is a gripping tale that seamlessly weaves together elements of mystery, the paranormal, and self-discovery. Through vivid descriptions and heart-pounding suspense, readers are transported into Aria’s world, where the line between dreams and reality is irrevocably blurred. As Aria uncovers the truth behind her gift, she discovers a destiny she never could have imagined—one that holds the key to her own identity and the fate of life as she knows it. Prepare to be captivated by “Dark Echoes,” an exhilarating journey that will leave readers eagerly awaiting the next installment in this thrilling new series.

Meet Elle Riley

Hello, I’m Elle Riley, a writer fascinated by the enigmatic world of murder mysteries and the supernatural. With a penchant for dark tales and intricate puzzles, I enjoy weaving gripping narratives that keep readers on the edge of their seats. Ever since I was a child, I’ve been captivated by the allure of suspense and the thrill of solving perplexing mysteries. Growing up devouring crime novels, I found myself drawn to the delicate dance between the hunter and the hunted, the intricate web of clues, and the psychology behind every crime. Living amidst the shadows of intrigue, I find inspiration in the most unlikely places. Whether it’s a chilling fog that blankets the city streets or a moonlit alleyway that conceals secrets, I’ve learned to embrace the darker aspects of life and channel them into my writing. My stories take readers on a journey into the depths of human nature, where secrets lurk behind every door and the line between right and wrong blurs. Each character, from the brilliant detective to the cunning antagonist, comes to life through meticulous plotting and richly layered narratives. So, if you have an appetite for the macabre, a desire to test your detective skills, and a love for the unexpected, join me on a journey into the heart of darkness. Let’s dive into a world where secrets lurk beneath every surface and the truth is just a step away from discovery.

DoGoodR: A Tanto Thriller

WINNER – 2023 CIBA Awards – 1ST PLACE (Shorts and Novellas) WINNER – Silver – Literary Titan Awards “A well paced thriller, that keeps the reader engaged throughout.” – R.D., Amazon For fun, a smart kid did a dumb thing: He hacked NASA. The government demands life imprisonment. Tanto and his group of clandestine hackers fight for the kid’s freedom. How far will Tanto risk his (and his team’s) freedom to protect a kid who made a mistake? Bravery always has a cost… “Will keep you on the edge of your chair.” – N., GoodReads “It’s like Ready Player One as a crime thriller set in the universe of Clerks.” – M.I.C., Amazon “This was a great story…There’s more than one twist towards the end that were totally unexpected and set the characters up for future adventures. I look forward to the author’s next book coming in September!” – Emily F., GoodReads “It is a well-paced thriller, that keeps the reader engaged throughout. The characters are well thought out and interesting…the plot combines tension and suspense with a bit of humor. The disclaimer warns against several dark topics, but I did not experience any of them when reading the book – just enjoyed it.” – RD, Amazon “Really enjoyable read totally recommend.” – Julie C., NetGalley “W. A. Pepper has a great writing style and worked as a thriller novel. I hope there is more with Tanto as I enjoyed these two books.” – Kathryn M., NetGalley “…A top recommendation for libraries seeking exceptional thriller writings that operate on the cutting edge of urban reality…The story evolves a sharp social, political, and crime inspections that have the ability to draw all kinds of readers into Tanto’s choices and dilemmas… Pepper keeps the action fast-paced, high-tech, and thoroughly unpredictable.” – D. Donovan, Sr. Reviewer, Midwest Book Review “This suspenseful book was riveting. It really drew me in. It hooks you from the beginning and has you on the edge of your seat till the end… The fast-paced action and great characters made this a great read.” – Karen Almeida, Literary Titan Awards This is a prequel to the award-winning thriller You Will Know Vengeance: A Tanto Thriller.

Meet W.A. Pepper

W.A. Pepper is a prolific author renowned for crafting gripping thrillers that keep readers on the edge of their seats. With a penchant for suspense and intricate plot twists, Pepper’s novels delve into the darker aspects of human nature, exploring the depths of psychological intrigue. Drawing inspiration from real-life events and contemporary issues, W.A. Pepper weaves intricate narratives filled with heart-pounding action and memorable characters. With a growing body of work, Pepper has established a reputation as a master storyteller in the thrilling world of suspense fiction.

Finding True Love

Yoshio Yamada is the tall, slender, and intuitive president of the Yamada Investment Group Inc. He Finds himself in a hotel with a woman he doesn’t know. Arya Dane, a foster child trying to get away from her abusive foster parents, finds herself in the same room. Her virginity sold to the higher bidder. After a wild night of passion, Yoshio can’t forget about the woman he spent the night with. Why did this random encounter with a nameless woman mark his heart forever? He doesn’t know but tries to find the woman, but she seems to have vanished off the face of the earth. On the other side of town Arya leaves the Ono’s to begin her new life. Yoshio buries the feelings he has for her deep in his heart. Not even his massive fortune can fill the hole in his heart. Time moves on but faith has it’s own way of making things right. Meeting again under astronomic conditions, their relationship begins to blossom. However, all is not well when Yoshio’s mother hand-picks his future wife. Sora Sato has everything his mother is looking for in a daughter-in-law. Charm and personality are all Arya has to help her win over Yoshio’s mother in the battle for his heart. Will having be Yoshio’s heart be enough to win over his elitist mother, or will she lose more than she knows in the fight for the man of her dreams.

Meet Ann Lee

Ann Lee is an author of South America decent who has stories to tell and wants to share them with as many people as possible.

The Krubera Conspiracy

Krubera – deepest cave in the world. What could possibly go wrong? As it turns out, quite a lot. Ross and Damon Fraser are brothers on an elite caving team attempting a new world depth record, but the wheels come off the moment they arrive in the tiny breakaway republic of Abkhazia. Akhar Kutsnia, head of the country’s shadowy intelligence network, throws them in prison and gives them an ultimatum. Damon, a lawyer for the CIA, will remain on the surface to ferret out who is meddling with Abkhazia’s upcoming election, while Ross continues down the cave with the team. If Damon refuses to help, or is unsuccessful, Ross will not make it out of the cave alive. Thrust into Kutsnia’s murky world of covert ops, Damon teams up with Kari Howland, an analyst out of the CIA’s London office. Together, as the election ticks ever closer, they begin to peel back the layers of a deadly conspiracy.

Meet Jeff Buick

Want some authentic crime fiction novels – look no further. Jeff Buick writes fast paced fiction filled with twists you won’t see coming. Lethal people (the bad guys of course) lurk in Jeff’s Boston crime series, but Curtis Westcott and his team of detectives are ready for any murder mystery that comes at them. The Westcott series is action packed suspense, perfect for readers who love Michael Connelly books, especially the Bosch series. ‘A Killing Game’, the first in the series, won the 2021 International Thriller Writers “Best original ebook”, and is a “can’t put it down” suspense thriller. Then there’s the Bobby Greco series, where a disgraced Orlando Homicide cop tackles a very twisted bad guy in the series opener, ‘One is Evil’. More to come on this series soon, with Bobby matching wits with some devious criminal minds. Jeff’s latest standalone novel, ‘The Krubera Conspiracy’, rifles along at a face pace and is a globe-trotting mix of thriller and suspense. Jeff is a Canadian author who loves to read and is always searching for a remarkable new novel, especially book club novels. He devours Tana French books, along with new offerings from Louise Penny and Mary Stone.