Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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.
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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.