Good Girl Gone (A Seekers Mystery – 2)

Someone Will Have the Devil to Pay! Doris Watson lives a simple life as an ex-military engineer designing home appliances. However, a late-night emergency call drags her back into her secret life as an on-call rookie agent for a firm named Seekers Worldwide – a front for a loose group of high-tech mercenaries, managed by one Della Jamay Charboneau. The owner, Sam Namath of the NSA, is desperate. He needs Doris. Someone made the mistake of taking Della’s niece. And that was a truly epic mistake indeed. Della Jamay is no ordinary aunt. She is a trained killer with a very short temper and a very large arsenal. Doris’ assignment from Sam—to handle her handler and keep Della’s body count low. Plagued by prophetic dreams and embroiled in Della’s most private matters, Doris finds herself in way over her head. Non-stop action and suspense propel these two tough women through a mystery shrouded in the darkest aspects of human behavior and crime. Time is of the essence—every hour, every day the girl is missing means the trail is growing colder and her fate more dire. Della Jamay is forced back to her Creole home, her hidden past and memories she would like to keep buried. Doris is pulled with her into a morass so dangerous and unthinkable it is beyond even her darkest nightmares as they fight for their lives against ruthless New Orleans criminals and a mysterious Voodoo priestess claiming to be stealing souls with fire. Powerful characters, explosive action, touches of humor, romance and the unexpected make this one of the most unique top-rated mystery thrillers you’ll read.

Meet Sam Berretti

Sam Berretti was born and raised in the High Plains city of Lubbock, Texas. Cotton was king and oil wells and cattle were always close by. The land was as flat as his mother’s tattered ironing board and Spring was always ushered in with dust storms, tumble weeds and tornadoes. Sam moved to Florida to attend the University of Florida, met a woman who he says was gracious enough to allow him to marry her and raised two amazing children. Sam is an avid naturalist and photographer as well as an author. Although writing started at an early age and took many forms, mystery fiction has always been a favorite. “When I began writing I was inspired by a number of authors like Lee Child, Sue Grafton, Janet Evanovich, Robert Crais, and Nora Roberts (as J.D. Robb). Writers creating flawed characters overcoming horrific hurdles and solving complex mysteries. I’ve tried to craft my own writing after their styles of tight action, subtle humor, and unique characters. Added to this a sprinkling of the paranormal and romance for flavor. I don’t have a favorite book as much as favorite series. I always enjoy reading the Jack Reacher books by Lee Child. He has an uncanny way of describing characters and action scenes. His plots are believable and the endings are solid.”

Gateway of the Way

Around a hilltop church in Languedoc is a mystery connecting the Nazis and two generations of the European Empires- the Romanov, the Hohenzollern, and the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. The same mystery is linked to the cause of the first and second World Wars and has the potential to cause the third world war. In 1967 Isabella Roland, a depressed divorcee, takes a leave from her lecturing job in New York, to unravel the church’s mystery based on a reliquary her father had given to her in 1945 before his death. As she figures out the puzzle, a neo-Nazi cult headed by her ex-Husband, Wolfgang Lorenz is on the brink of implementing Hitler’s ultimate plan connected to the same mystery. An action that Could set up a prelude to doomsday. She stands in his way. But he is ready to kill anybody in his way. Could she stop him? If you are a Ken Follet fan you would love Gateway of the lost, a historical thriller blended with a blend of romance.

Meet Kalu Chinedu

Kalu Chinedu is a Nigerian Writer and architect based in Abuja, Nigeria. After graduating from the University of Nigeria with an honors degree in Architecture, he started working on his historical thrillers. Gateway of the lost, book one, is the first installment in the historical thriller around the events that happened before the fall of the Russian and German empires. He writes stories centered around alternative backstories to conventional histories. When he is not writing, he is practicing his profession which involves 3-dimensional modeling and designs. He loves Whitney Houston‘s songs and he’s an amateur pianist.

Kiss da Wolf: A Novel

Alien invaders plunge earth into a post-apocalyptic world of shapeshifters and alternate realities. Below the surface of everyday life, humans are being used in dramas that help the alien civilization find a new god for their society. Strange new gods appear on earth.

Young college student Kristen-Kate McCutchan and biomedical engineer Stephen D. Spiros are on separate quests to expose the alien threat. Both are subverted by strange controlling forces and find themselves merging minds with a mysterious other. They team up and try to put a face on this other, the fate of the human race in the balance.

Killing the Butterfly

Nineteen-year-old Patty has a lot of baggage. Abusive parents. A horrible boyfriend. The stifling cocoon of her Podunk town. She longs to become a travel writer — visiting exotic lands far, far away… But escaping town the way she does, forced by her boyfriend Roy to join him on a violent crime spree across middle America was not the travel of Patty’s dreams. It’s a journey that will only land her in jail — or dead. But escaping Roy is out of the question. He’d hunt her down, find her, and surely beat her worse than he’s ever beaten her before. When they stumble across the gentleman alone at the cabin by the lake, he offers Patty a glimmer of hope and freedom. But this man hides evil secrets of his own…

Meet Dale Ward

During the day Dale Ward is an award-winning filmmaker and videographer, while his night job is writer, reader and family man. Films he has written include: My Life Is a Movie, Walther, Ragman (with appearances in more than 50 film festivals), and There’s Something in the Basement. He has won 4 regional Emmy awards producing the national television talk show On Main Street, and he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Media Communications from Webster University. His publishing history includes: The Home Run, Delayed Reactions, and My Life Is a Movie. He makes his home in St. Louis, Missouri with his wife, Suzanne, and two sons.

The Second Korean War

Two Russian agents discover a missing nuclear weapon was hidden in an American city by North Korea. Another nuclear weapon nears Seoul in a tunnel built by North Koreans. And North Korea’s new military dictator launches an all-out invasion. Will Seoul or Pyongyang be the new capital of a united Korea? “This book was like Tom Clancy reincarnated. Ted Halstead really knows how to write a thriller. Can’t wait for more!”

Meet Ted Halstead

Ted Halstead served twenty-five years in the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer, most of it overseas, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service after his second tour at US Embassy Riyadh. His tours included four years at US Embassy Seoul, and two years at the East Asia Pacific Bureau in DC. He is a National War College graduate, and served for three years at a regional US military headquarters.

The Devil’s Breath

Auschwitz prisoners Perla and Shimon Divko—she an investigative reporter, he a former lead detective in the Warsaw ghetto—are forced by Kommandant Rudolf Höss to solve the murder of his chief accountant and find millions in missing gold taken from the bodies of Jewish corpses. With Reichsführer Himmler due for his annual audit, they have a week to solve the crime or watch hundreds of their peers executed as the penalty for their failure. Overseen by Nazi Lieutenant Helmut Graf, the three investigators dive deep inside Auschwitz—the Kanada harvesting operation, the killing process and the perils of daily life. The investigation is plagued by multiple red herrings, the murder of prime suspects and witnesses, and the complicated relationship between Höss and his mistress, Gisela Brandt, an SS officer.

Meet Tom Hogan

Tom Hogan is an author and screenwriter based in Austin, TX. Left for Alive is his first novel. He is also the screenwriter for The Devil’s Breath, a noir thriller set in Auschwitz. It was a finalist at the Napa Valley Film Festival and semi-finalist at the Austin Film Festival.

Tom’s past writing experience has been on the non-fiction side. He is the co-author (with Carol Broadbent) of The Ultimate Startup Guide: Marketing Lessons, War Stories, and Hard-Won Advice from Leading Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors. The book highlights the lessons Tom and Carol learned as principals at Crowded Ocean, a marketing firm that has launched over 50 Silicon Valley startups. He has also written extensively for travel books, political journals, and Newsweek.

Professionally, Tom has split his career between academia and technology marketing. He was a lecturer in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Santa Clara University and UC Santa Cruz. He joined Silicon Valley in its infancy, where he was the original creative director at Oracle. Moving into the VC (Venture Capital) world, he was a co-founder of Crowded Ocean and now advises startups in Silicon Valley and Austin.

Remember Her Name

Someone is watching from the shadows with sinister intent. Shane Coulter is the number one suspect in his brother’s disappearance. Although he knows the identity of the true culprit, he has no choice but to remain silent or the people he loves will pay the ultimate price. If taking the fall for a crime he didn’t commit is the only way to keep them safe, that is exactly what he is prepared to do. As the mystery surrounding his former lover deepens, Callan Reid sets out to find the truth. Instead, he finds himself tangled in a web of corruption and lies. Can Callan clear Shane’s name by uncovering the real killer? Or will he be the next person to mysteriously vanish?

Meet Laurencia Hoffman

Requiem for Miriam

Sidney and Miriam seem to be the perfect, successful New York couple, but their marriage is a tragic sham. When Sidney’s glamorous mistress, Tori, urges him to get rid of his troublesome wife, a murderous series of events ensues. Sidney kills Miriam in a fit of rage, and with her last breath, she curses him. Tori dies horribly at the hands of a vengeful ghost and Sidney goes on the run.
Maria, an ambitious young detective with a hidden psychic gift, is on the case. With the help of her Haitian lover, Raphaella, a striking, rum-drinking voodoo expert, she tracks Sidney down and goes undercover to entrap him. But Maria soon finds herself in mortal danger from the man she is hunting.
Will Maria and Raphaella get their man? And will Miriam find the justice – and revenge – she seeks from beyond the grave?


Meet Len Handeland

Len Handeland’s creativity took him from attending FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) in Manhattan to hair. He studied fashion illustration, then years later to a long and successful 27-year career in the hair industry as a sought-after hairstylist, hair colorist, and salon owner. Len owned a salon in San Francisco’s Union Square for nine years and two salons in the town of Sonoma, Wine Country; for a total of 8 years; now fully retired from hair, Len became a full-time writer in the spring of 2021.
Len is a dynamic writer specializing in fiction, specifically horror, paranormal, and crime drama novels. Len has enjoyed writing as far back as middle school. To further enhance and better his writing, Len has taken many creative writing classes and, in 2017, attended The San Francisco International Writer’s Conference, which inspired him to write his first book, “The Darkest Gift,” based on his love of vampires. He credits the late Anne Rice for being the author that inspired him the most to write his own dark vampire story. His first book earned him 5-star reviews from readers and professional book reviewers. His first novel became a finalist in the American book fest contest in the fall of 2021. This spring, Len’s novel “The Darkest Gift” was awarded first place in the Bookfest 2022 awards in the category of Fiction/Horror. In addition, Len’s book and author interview were featured in the fall literature issue of “DeMode” magazine, with Len’s book named one of 10 must-read books of 2021. With the completion of Len’s second novel “Requiem for Miriam,” and his third based on his 27 years in the hair industry, “Tales from the Chair,” he’s planning on starting his fourth book (“Transplant”) in late summer, early fall of 2022.
When Len isn’t writing, some of his hobbies include hiking, biking, playing billiards, and vegetarian cooking. Len has trained in various forms of Martial Arts for over 20 years and appeared in several plays in Sonoma’s Community Theater. In addition, Len is also a singer who performed at numerous Wineries in the North Bay and Rotary events. The writer lives full-time in Palm Springs with his husband Byron Hancock and their two cats, siblings (Felix and Felicia)

Richard Wants Me Dead

John, an aspiring twenty-five-year-old agent of the Bureau of Investigation, secretly suffers from dissociated personality disorder. He has started a successful carrier in the homicide department by solving the case of an elusive serial killer, but no one knew how he did it.John’s second personality, who calls himself Richard, sees the future. It was Richard who revealed the culprit’s name to the young agent. However, there is one thing: Richard wants John dead, and he is trying to get him killed in every possible way.When a young agent faces his second difficult case, looking at the bloodstained bodies of dead people at the crime scenes, he has to choose: to try to find the killer himself, or to turn to Richard again, risking his own life.

Meet Vlad Sovenko

Vlad Sovenko is a modern Ukrainian writer. He has a specific writing style, with repetition of certain lines throughout the story and frequent dialogues. He also known under the pen name W. S. Owen