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Detective Kate Garrett has a cocky new partner & a killer on the loose. DEADLY LEGACY by @AlisonBruce #mystery #free #suspense #thriller

2016-sale-dl-free-2TODAY’S REVOLVING BOOK is the mystery DEADLY LEGACY by ALISON BRUCE. A Carmedy & Garrett Mystery Book 1. Get it #FREE ON AMAZON. 

FREE ON AMAZON:
Amazon USA: http://goo.gl/OTjcgJ

Amazon CA: http://goo.gl/SV4FQn

Amazon UK http://goo.gl/uWvtwg

and other Amazon sites worldwide

Also available in paperback on Amazon.

ABOUT THE STORY:
In 2018, rookie detective, Kate Garrett lives in the shadow of her near-legendary father Joe. When Joe dies unexpectedly, he leaves Kate half interest in Garrett Investigations, his last case that ties to three murders, a partner she can’t stand, and a legacy to live up to.

Jake Carmedy has lost a partner, mentor and friend, but grief will come later. First, he has a case to solve, one that has detoured from a simple insurance case to a murder investigation. If that isn’t enough, Joe’s daughter seems to want to take her father’s place as his boss.

Each one is working on a different part of the puzzle. No matter how hard they try, Carmedy and Garrett can’t avoid each other…and they might be next on a killer’s list.

SNEAK PEEK:

Mercy waited by Kate’s desk. Except for a little mud spattered on her boots, her black hair, lace t-shirt and leather pants were immaculate. The effect was only slightly spoiled by the fact Mercy looked nervous.

“Thorsen wants to see you,” she said quietly.

“What did I do this time?”

Mercy pursed her lips and nodded toward the docking port. “Take everything. I’ll generate the reports. I’ll be around if you want to talk.”

Brow furrowed, Kate disengaged her eCom from the port and picked up her mug. It was probably not a good idea to walk in to see the Chief of Detectives with a cup of coffee in hand, but the brew had just reached the perfect temperature for drinking. She compromised by taking an extra minute to gulp down half the cup, then poured the remainder in the sink. Wiping a dribble of coffee off her chin she paused outside the only enclosed office in the suite, took a deep breath, and then knocked.

The chief opened the door and ushered Kate in. This didn’t bode well. His usual response was bellowing, “Come in.”

Usually, Kate felt like a shrimp in the presence of her boss. She’d made the minimum height requirement to join the police force and there was nothing wispy or fragile about her. But Chief Igor Thorsen was a giant of a man, a Viking warrior with long red-blonde hair, a full beard and the hint of a Nordic accent. Most would say Igor Thorsen was a behemoth. ‘Large as life and twice as ugly,’ her father joked. Except right now, he seemed deflated.

“What’s wrong, Chief?”

“Kathleen…it’s your father.”

And then Kate knew. The knowledge closed in on her, shutting down her ability to react, to speak, to take a breath. It wasn’t just the Chief who had shrunk. The whole world had suddenly grown smaller.

READ AN EXCERPT:
http://www.amazon.ca/Deadly-Carmedy-Garrett-Mystery-ebook/dp/B007TYPHYO

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slHkbyko1_M

STELLAR REVIEWS:
5.0 out of 5 stars
By Gail M Baugniet, Author of For Every Action
Deadly Legacy is an honest to goodness Mystery patterned after early mystery writers Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Edgar Allan Poe. The story, however, is set on 21st century Canadian soil. http://tinyurl.com/bkrzwcr

Intriguing first episode of a new mystery series
By Corinne H. Smith TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE™ VOICE
Kate Garrett works as a police detective in a city in southwestern Ontario. She’s in the midst of a drug-related homicide investigation when she gets the worst news possible: her father Joe has been hit by a car and killed. A retired police officer himself, Joe had since turned to running his own private investigation service. Was it his most recent case that put him in harm’s way? Or was this merely a tragic accident? http://tinyurl.com/afgvtmo

5.0 out of 5 stars The first book of a new series. 2 Jan 2013
By AnneDon
It’s a very enjoyable book, with excellent dialogue and great characters. I look forward to the next in the series.
http://tinyurl.com/amcp3bx

5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling read! July 10 2012
By DIC
Alison Bruce has concocted a complex and very interesting plot and delivered it in a fast-paced story with well-developed and realistic characterization. I look forward to the next installment in this series.
http://tinyurl.com/as44n4a

Bruce writes a novel, which grips your attention from the first page. There is romance, grief and a complex plot. It has grim crime scenes, the unexpected beauty found in the dark corners of a city, vividly realistic characters and an irreverent sense of humour. In other words, it’s a treat for the senses.

This is a great read. Alison Bruce’s Kate Garrett is a wonderful, complex, intelligent and realistic character. Then Bruce surrounds Kate with other quirky personalities. As a result, the reader is along for the hunt while Kate tracks a poisonous predator. ~ Garry Ryan, author of Malabarista.

ABOUT ALISON BRUCE:

Alison Bruce writes mysteries, romantic suspense and historical western romance. Her protagonists are marked by their strength of character, sense of humor and the ability to adapt (sooner or later) to new situations. Three of her novels have been finalists for genre awards.

Copywriter and editor since 1992, Alison has also been a comic book store manager, small press publisher and web designer. In addition to writing, she is the Publication Manager of Crime Writers of Canada, Arthur Ellis Awards Administrator, and part-time tech guru to the technologically challenged.

CONNECT WITH ALISON ONLINE:
https://www.facebook.com/alisonbruce.books
https://twitter.com/alisonebruce

WEB SITE: http://www.alisonbruce.ca/

BLOG: http://alisonebruce.blogspot.ca/

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Death is a Habit by DeAnn Smallwood writing as D.M. Woods (suspense thriller)

10580242_666172166800560_4172416711950600689_nTuesday’s Revolving Book is the suspense thriller DEATH IS A HABIT by DeANN SMALLWOOD writing as D.M. WOODS.
PRICE: $2.99 Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HQW3F52/

PUBLISHER SoulMate Publishing

BLURB:

Carrie and Tom join together again to track a serial killer bent on eliminating selected petite blondes. A serial killer that is filled with anger, remorse and pain. Pain that is methodically inflicted on those chosen. Death that comes in a take-out cup of deliciously brewed latte. A killer dubbed Latte Lover by detectives desperately trying to unravel the identity of this bitterly focused person. The clues are meager—a cup of latte, a missing lock of hair, and an unidentifiable poison. What is the link between the murdered women? Carrie and Tom fight against a time-table known only to the killer.

Homicide detective, Tom Watts, isn’t beyond exploiting Carrie’s particular talent as he lures her back into helping him, needing her gift of perceiving what isn’t there, feeling what others refuse to see or acknowledge, and his desire to have her back into his life. He senses Carrie is ready to do combat again after her last brush with a serial killer dubbed The Jock. A harrowing brush with death that left her healing in a hospital bed. Carrie stops fighting Tom’s request and joins this man who holds a piece of her heart. What will stop the Latte Lover from deciding that although neither Tom nor Carrie meets the criteria, they could be the next victims?

READ AN EXCERPT: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HQW3F52/#reader_B00HQW3F52

AUTHOR BIO:

I live in Colorado with my husband and my two Yorkie kid dogs: Stormy, four pounds, and Eli, six pounds. I’m a native of Colorado, but I’ve lived several years in Wyoming and Montana. My historical romances are: Montana Star, Sapphire Blue, Unconquerable Callie, and Wyoming Heather. Tears In The Wind is a contemporary romance. Then I changed genres from my beloved romances and wrote, under the pen name of D. M. Woods, my first suspense/thriller: Death Crosses The Finish Line. The second book in this ‘death’ series, Death Is A Habit, came out January 8th, this year. I am currently working on the third book of this series, Death Walks C Dock. Truly, I mean it when I say my greatest pleasure next to writing is having my books read and enjoyed. There are many more stories just waiting to be written.

CONNECT WITH DM ONLINE:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/DeAnn-Smallwood-also-writing-as-DM-Woods/366637150050917

http://www.deannsmallwood.com/

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Q and A with Jacqui Morrison (suspense/thriller author)

kaitlyn-wolfe-crown-attorneyJacqui Morrison is our guest author today. Jacqui has written two suspense thrillers for Lachesis Publishing – Kaitlyn Wolf Crown Attorney and The Vigilante. Her books delve into the gritty underpinnings of society.

When did you first realize you wanted to become a writer and why?

When my husband and I had our little girl we could only get two TV stations. While on maturity leave I wrote a newspaper column and some fictional short stories. When I read my fictional story Self-Imposed Isolation out loud people cried. It was then that I knew.

Describe your favourite place to write?

In the winter my favourite place to write is in a recliner in my bedroom. In the summer, I have a little cabin in our yard named WRITER’S BLOCK.  I can hear the birds as I sit in my cabin and write.

What would I find on your desk at this very moment?

I have a book on mediation for work and two or three files of projects I’m working on. It’s a real mish-mash.

What is your tea/coffee beverage of choice when you’re writing?

Coffee, coffee and more coffee.

What do you love to read?

I took some advice from another writer. He suggested I read books out of my genre. I love mystery and suspense, which are my genre. I choose a non-fiction topic each winter and read everything I can on the subject. The non-fiction helps to inspire my fiction.

What is some good advice you can give to an emerging writer?

Don’t ever give up. Follow your writing with passion. Hone your craft by attending workshops and meeting other writers.

What do you do after you finish a book? Do you celebrate or take a nap?

I put the manuscript away for at least three weeks. I’ll work on other pieces and clean my house. If you come by and my house is immaculate then feel free to ask me about the manuscript I just completed.

THE-VIGILANTE-COVERYou have written two suspense/thrillers for Lachesis – tell us about both books and what inspired them?

I love law and justice – which do not always co-exist. I was inspired to write stories about strong women who had tremendous issues to overcome.
 
You work in the legal/law enforcement world – how has your work influenced your writing?

It was the opposite for me. Like my interest in writing, I fell into my career. I saw an advertisement to work at a crisis shelter for women and their children and although I did not have a social work background, I took a risk and applied. In time, I became the court worker for the shelter.

What are you working on next?

I am working on the follow-up to The Vigilante (Murder in the City series). Detective Lynette Wilton and defense lawyer Maxine Swayman will be back in the next book.

Connect with Jacqui Morrison on her web site, and on facebook and twitter.

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LOVE YOU TO PIECES by Patricia A. Rasey (romantic suspense)

LoveYouToPieces_web_500x775This Week’s REVOLVING BOOK is the romantic suspense novel LOVE YOU TO PIECES by PATRICIA A. RASEY

BUY THE E-BOOK ONLINE for 2.99!
Amazon Kindle:http://tinyurl.com/6po4n2q
BN.com Nook: http://tinyurl.com/7j2oe93

SYNOPSIS:
It’s been a few months since Jaycen McCain’s troubled wife fell victim to a sadistic killer. Losing Kelly Jo has haunted him deeply, and his failure to keep her safe has driven Jay to the brink of a bleak, self-destructive despair. But the small-town police detective has bigger problems to deal
with when a string of serial murders crop up on his home turf–murders with eerie similarities to the violence perpetrated on his wife.

Compelled to stop the killer and find much-needed answers about Kelly Jo’s final hours, Jay is forced to enlist the help of a woman too tempting for his own peace of mind: Kelly Jo’s pretty cousin, Sara St. James. Together, Jay and Sara embark on a pursuit for justice that will take them into an underground world of dark places and dangerous, irresistible desires. As an unwanted passion kindles and combusts between them, the killer closes in, pulling Jay and Sara into the web of an evil that will rock them to their
core.

READ AN EXCERPT: http://www.patriciarasey.com/excerpts/LYTPexcerpt.html

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER: http://youtu.be/E1JMnIdgr7k

AUTHOR BIO:
Ms. Rasey is a three-time recipient of the Word Weaving Award for Literary Excellence and a three-time winner of the prestigious RIO Award Of Excellence. She is also a three-time EPPIE finalist and was a 2001 nominee
for Romantic Times Magazine’s Best Electronic Book. Additionally, Twilight Obsessions and Twilight Visions, two anthologies she was a part of, was nominated for the PEARL, the Paranormal Excellence Award in Romantic
Literature, in the Best Anthology category. Her short story, In The Mind of Darkness won the P&E 2002 Horror short story category.

When not behind her computer, you can find Patricia working, reading, watching movies or MMA. She also enjoys spending her free time at the river camping with her husband and two sons. Ms. Rasey is currently a third degree
Black Belt in American Freestyle Karate.

Ms. Rasey’s work includes the novels…

  • Love You to Pieces
  • Deadly Obsession
  • The Hour Before Dawn, sequel to the best-selling Deadly Obsession
  • Kiss of Deceit
  • Eyes Of Betrayal, sequel to the best-selling Kiss Of Deceit
  • Facade
  • Lawfully Yours, first historical romance
  • Eternally Yours, sequel to Lawfully yours
  • Dark Savior

As well as the novellas and award winning short story…

  • Fear the Dark
  • Sanitarium
  • In the Mind of Darkness

CONNECT WITH PATRICIA ONLINE:
Website: www.PatriciaRasey.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/PatriciaARasey
Twitter: www.twitter.com/patriciarasey

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KISS OF DECEIT by PATRICIA A. RASEY (romantic suspense)

Tuesday’s Revolving Book is the romantic suspense KISS OF DECEIT by PATRICIA A. RASEY.

PUBLISHER: Amber Quill Press http://tinyurl.com/cf482lf
WHERE YOU CAN BUY IT:
AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/c8zke4y
BARNES AND NOBLE: http://tinyurl.com/d69b6n9

SYNOPSIS:
Marcus “Snake” Gallego lives in the fast lane. Play hard, ride fast, die young. But nothing seems to touch him, not until his faithless wife turns up dead, and a pretty little detective slams his head against a bar, cuffing his hands behind his back.LeAnne McVeigh has a murderer to catch and “Snake” is a prime suspect according to her fiance, the County prosecutor. She fights her growing attraction to the biker, but the pull is too strong to ignore and more than that, he proves to be her friend in adversity.

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER: http://youtu.be/KYQtnOfLcAU

READ AN EXCERPT: http://www.patriciarasey.com/excerpts/KODexcerpt2.html

REVIEWS:

“A fun, entertaining tale between a biker and a cop, KISS OF DECEIT whisks the reader along in a truly believable tale to hunt down the evidence in order to solve the mystery. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Rasey sets out markers to alert readers to the true identity of the happy scarf killer. While LeAnne and Snake learn the true meaning of love, the tale ends in a twist any police officer would think twice about before realizing that criminals will go to any length to cover up their crime of passion. “ Reviewed by Brenda Ramsbacher for Scribblers .

“This is one book I’m glad I didn’t miss. This was a book that kept me pretty riveted throughout the pages. It seemed so obvious who the killer actually was but Ms. Rasey managed at the very last minute to turn the tide and make you realize who the real killer was. That’s not always an easy feat and, since I’m not sure how many books Ms. Rasey has behind her, I thought that she turned that corner rather well, all things considered. Yes, I guessed, at the very last moment, who the real killer was but it was truly at the very last moment and I like when that happens. It means, to me, that an author has done the deed well.” Reviewed by Deborah Barber for Escape to Romance .

“Queen of suspense Patricia A. Rasey has another winner here. With seemingly effortless skill, this author has created an original, keenly suspenseful and deeply entertaining thriller that will make your heart skip and your pulse race to dangerous levels. Superb characterization, razor-sharp dialogue, and an excellent knowledge of police procedurals are only some of the fine qualities which make this a first-rate novel. The beginning will hook you. The middle will enslave your hands to the pages. The climax will leave you breathless. Definitely five stars!” Reviewed by Mayra Calvani for EbooksNBytes.com .

“KISS OF DECEIT is a tremendous police procedural with enough romance that will entice romantic suspense readers too. The story line moves faster than Snake’s Harley can go, but insures that he and LeAnne come across as real people. On the surface the lead protagonists seem opposite one another as he lives for the day in his grassroots lifestyle while she looks to the future yet both have deep senses of loyalty and duty. There are plenty of suspects with motives provided for each one. No deceit, this is a winner for those fans who enjoy a taut mystery with plenty of racy tension. Strongly recommend also reading Patricia A. Rasey’s backlist to include FAÇADE, DEADLY OBSESSION and THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN as this reviewer intends to do.” Harriet Klausner for The Best Reviews .

AUTHOR BIO:

Ms. Rasey is a three-time recipient of the Word Weaving Award for Literary Excellence and a three-time winner of the prestigious RIO Award Of Excellence. She is also a three-time EPPIE finalist and was a 2001 nominee for Romantic Times Magazine’s Best Electronic Book. Additionally, Twilight Obsessions and Twilight Visions, two anthologies she was a part of, was nominated for the PEARL, the Paranormal Excellence Award in Romantic Literature, in the Best Anthology category. Her short story, In The Mind of Darkness won the P&E 2002 Horror short story category.

When not behind her computer, you can find Patricia working, reading, watching movies or MMA. She also enjoys spending her free time at the river camping with her husband and two sons. Ms. Rasey is currently a third degree Black Belt in American Freestyle Karate.

CONNECT WITH PATRICIA ONLINE:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PatriciaARasey
Twitter: www.twitter.com/patriciarasey

WEB SITE: www.PatriciaRasey.com

CONTEST:

PATRICIA is giving away an autographed paperback of LOVE YOU TO PIECES. Visit her website for details: http://www.patriciarasey.com/contests.html

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FLAHERTY’S RUN by HENRY HOFFMAN (historical/suspense/thriller World War II)

Tuesday’s Revolving Book is the award winning historical suspense FLAHERTY’S RUN by HENRY HOFFMAN.

GENRE: Historical/Suspense/Thriller

PUBLISHER: Lachesis Publishing http://tinyurl.com/9ygh392
BUY IT:

AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/9ngr4ph $2.99
iTunes (iBooks Apple) http://tinyurl.com/98qo8th
BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK: http://tinyurl.com/8w2lv6l

BOOKSTRAND: http://www.bookstrand.com/flahertys-run

LACHESIS PUBLISHING E-BOOK: http://tinyurl.com/9ygh392
LACHESIS PUBLISHING PRINT: http://tinyurl.com/99fm8bf

Flaherty’s Run… 1st place winner of the Southwest Writers Annual Award in Historical Fiction.

SYNOPSIS:
The war is not over for Will Flaherty . . .

While recuperating at his home in North Florida from injuries suffered in World War II, Will is startled when an escaped German prisoner of war, Max Scheffer, unexpectedly shows up on his doorstep.

To complicate matters, his sister Carol, a former volunteer at the facility where the German was being held, is involved in a romantic relationship with the escapee. At her urging and to settle an old debt relating to his wartime past, Will relents and provides the POW a ride to the Florida Keys where, according to the German, a plane will be awaiting to whisk him out of the country.

The closer they approach their destination, however, the clearer the intentions of the German become to Will, for what Max has in mind is not an escape but the ultimate revenge for his nation’s defeat.

AUTHOR BIO:
Henry Hoffman is a former public library director and newspaper editor whose fiction and non-fiction works have appeared in a variety of literary and trade publications. He is the author of two previous novels, Bound and Drums Along the Jacks Fork. Along with his works of fiction, he has contributed articles to a number of standard reference works, including America: History and Life (ABC-CLIO), Historical Abstracts of the United States (ABC-CLIO), the Encyclopedia of Flight (Salem Press), the Encyclopedia of Natural Disasters (Salem Press), and the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science (Marcel Dekker).

WEB SITE: http://www.henryhoffman.net/

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